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Successful Island Job Fair 2022 

Enthusiastic job seekers for tourism, hospitality and HORECA

WILLEMSTAD- 23 March 2022 – Last Saturday, on March 19th, CHATA, the association representing over 250 members in hospitality and tourism, together with the Curaçao Restaurant Association (CRA) and Horecaf organized an Island Job fair. The main objective of the Job Fair was to contribute to the workforce solution in the sector, but also to bring our local unemployed community back to work, connect them with the current vacancies in tourism and hospitality and improve the social-economic situating of our country.

The event took place in the Royal Ballroom at the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, who is also a proud CHATA member, from 10:30 AM to 17:30 PM. A total of approximately 450 job seekers visited the fair throughout the day to connect with the various vacancies in the hospitality and tourism sector. Despite the practically eliminated pandemic measures, the organizations did not exclude efforts to responsibly keep certain social distancing in place.

Visitors of the Job Fair could visit the many stands for information on the various vacancies.

This was a great opportunity for them to introduce themselves, react on vacancies of their interest and personally connect with the participating companies. During the day there was also a free mini workshop, provided by Mr. Christopher Middelhof, who spoke about attitude at work and gave valuable tips to help prepare and equip the job seeker for his or her future career.

With over 200 vacancies on various levels, participating companies on this day were:

Dolphin Suites & Wellness At your Service
BNB Manager Curaçao & Coral Estate Dive Division
Kooyman B.V. Renaissance Wind Creek Curaçao
Mangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao All Inclusive Resort, Curio by Hilton Curaçao Restaurant Association
Papagayo Hotel Curaçao Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort
Avila Beach Hotel Impacto B.V. & Securitas
Baoase Luxury Resort Livingstone Jan Thiel Beach Resort
Dolphin Academy Toucan Beach (Van der Valk Resort)
Curaçao Public Aquarium  Amazing Cleaning Services
Blue Bay Golf & Beach Resort Strive Caribbean
Lions Dive Beach Hotel Institute for Professional Excellence (IPE)
Landhuis Vredenberg TUI
Goby Divers Dreams Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino
Zoëtry Curaçao Resort & Spa Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino
Nilda Pinto SBO Total Services
Starbucks Curaçao First Impression B.V.
FBTT Carmabi

A warm thank you goes to the community who visited the Job Fair with a positive attitude and ready to work in the most dynamic sector of Curaçao. Also thank you to the sponsors who helped make this event possible: Curaçao Marriot Beach Resort, Coca-Cola and Securitas. CHATA, CRA & Horecaf are satisfied and happy to have worked together and look back on a successful event and day.

The organizations consider this the first step towards the solution for the workforce challenges in the tourism and hospitality sector. Furthermore, the organizations commit to continue to monitor the Job Fair results and will share more data in due time.

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