Jobs up for grabs at tourism recruitment fair

People looking for casual or part-time work in the local tourism industry are being invited to a recruitment fair.

A variety of seasonal or part-time jobs will be up for grabs from local tourism businesses who are looking to fill the crucial roles to help them deliver a high quality visitor experience within Carmarthenshire.

Attendees will get the opportunity to meet with prospective employers, talk about role expectations, meet teams and collect recruitment information.

It is being organised by the Carmarthenshire Tourist Association, supported by Carmarthenshire County Council, and will be held at Carmarthen Library on Tuesday, January 24, from 10am-1pm.

Jacqui Kedward, Chair of the Carmarthenshire Tourist Association, said: “This will be the first time a tourism recruitment fair has been held in Carmarthenshire. It is a great opportunity for all the tourism operators and businesses to engage on a wider level with people who might be looking for seasonal or part-time work.”

Tourism is a key component of Carmarthenshire’s economy, generating £326million revenue annually, and is a major source of employment, supporting over 5,547 full time equivalent jobs.

During 2002-2013 over 5.4 million tourist days were spent in Carmarthenshire by 2.9 million tourists, who stayed at the county’s 573 accommodation providers.

Cllr Meryl Gravell, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board Member for Leisure and Regeneration, said: “If you’re thinking of getting some summer work in the tourism industry or looking for part-time work then this is an opportunity to understand what is available across the county and to ask all the burning questions you may have before actually spending time filling in the application form.

“For employers it is the opportunity to showcase and advertise roles that will be available and to meet with prospective applicants to try to match the right person effectively to the right role in advance of any application process.”

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