Destination: Dream Job! Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador hosts inclusive Tourism Job Fair

For immediate release

March 22, 2017

St. John’s – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to host a Tourism Job Fair, taking place today from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at the Holiday Inn St. John’s. This inclusive event features prominent tourism employers from around the province, all of which are hoping to recruit employees for current job vacancies.

“Tourism is a key economic driver in Newfoundland and Labrador, accounting for 8% of all jobs in the province,” says Hospitality NL Chair, Dion Finlay. “The industry offers a wide array of career options encompassing jobs in accommodation, adventure tourism, heritage interpretation, event coordination and transportation, just to name a few. As the industry continues to battle a growing shortage of labour, there is no shortage of opportunities for job seekers to build stable and rewarding careers in tourism.”

Like many other industries, tourism continues to experience stiff competition for workers amid rising labour shortages. It is projected that by 2035, potential labour supply shortages in the tourism sector in Newfoundland and Labrador could reach 15.2%, leaving 3,016 jobs unfilled (source: Tourism HR Canada). As the tourism industry works to offset the impacts of this ongoing labour shortage, it is important that operators reach out to all available labour pools and explore opportunities to build more inclusive workplaces.

Hospitality NL has worked closely with our partners, inclusionNLReady, Willing & Able and Access Advisorto plan and host this event, which is generously sponsored by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and Steele Communications.

“Through this collaborative partnership, Hospitality NL is able to connect tourism operators with an elaborate network of job seekers in the region to help them build an inclusive pool of potential employees for their business,” adds Mr. Finlay.

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is the provincial tourism industry association dedicated to advancing growth in tourism through advocacy efforts, skills and knowledge development and membership opportunities.


Media Contact:

Melissa Ennis
Manager, Policy & Communications
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
P: 709-722-2000 ext. 231
C: 709-227-1863