Dart group hints at jobseekers being able to apply online in the future as tourism industry continues to recover
GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS — Nearly 300 Caymanians attended a hospitality job fair held by the Dart organization on Saturday, coinciding with Delta airline’s return to the country for the first time in two years as signs of tourism’s recovery continue to grow.
While it was unclear how many, if any, were hired on the spot on Saturday, the event was lauded for the career opportunities afforded to unemployed residents.
Ahead of the job fair, Minister for Tourism and Transport Kenneth Bryan encouraged Caymanians to take advantage of the many positions available.
“Let’s get back to work, Cayman.” - Minister for Tourism and Transport Kenneth Bryan
“I want to send a very brief message to all Caymanians who are unemployed and looking for work,” he said.
“I’m very pleased to say that the Dart organization will be hosting a hospitality jobs fair this coming Saturday, the 5th of March, at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Ballroom from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“I’m informed by the Dart group that there will be a wide range of jobs on offer, covering a broad cross-section of the tourism industry, including finance, food and beverage, guest services, recreation, spa services, IT and much more.
“I want to strongly encourage all Caymanians who are seeking work and currently unemployed to come and attend.
“Please take the time to go along and find out what the opportunities are. Speak to the representatives of the hotel industry and, most importantly, put your applications in.”
Bryan added, “Let’s get back to work, Cayman.”
More career opportunities ahead
In a social media post thanking everyone who attended the hospitality job fair, the Dart group hinted that interested jobseekers may be able to submit applications online in the future.
Resort properties in the Dart organization’s portfolio include the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman; Hampton by Hilton Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach; and Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa.
Dart President of Real Estate Asset Management Justin Howe spoke to the group’s success as tourism restarts, and the accompanying need to hire local workers.
“Dart is pleased to support the hotels’ ongoing commitment to offering opportunities to Caymanians by facilitating this latest career event.
“Since the Cayman Islands government announced the further relaxing of COVID-19 travel restrictions…the three hotels have seen a marked increase in reservations activities.
“With this momentum fueling the initial recovery of the tourism business, our Dart team and the hotel leaders are eager to meet local applicants and share information about available positions.”