Cruise jobs on the upswing throughout the Caribbean
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA — Jobseekers in Grenada now have a chance to launch their career in the cruise industry as Royal Caribbean will be hosting a job fair this upcoming week.
This is the latest sign of the cruise industry’s recovery in the Caribbean after a devastating blow from the coronavirus pandemic for the better part of 2020 and a large portion of 2021.
The upcoming job fair will be the second installment in what has been hailed as a “large-scale recruitment drive for Grenadians interested in working onboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships”.
It is being hosted in conjunction with Mampa Employment Agency and the Grenada Tourism Authority.
According to Grenada Tourism Authority CEO Petra Roach, “This recruitment drive aligns with our overall development thrust for the tourism industry
“Royal Caribbean Group is one of the top five cruise lines in the world, with a superb training programme.
“Successful applicants will benefit from world-class training in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry, which we can then tap into for the further development of our own industry here in Grenada.”
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The actual job fair is set to take place from July 12-14. However, Royal Caribbean will first be holding pre-screenings on Saturday, July 9, and Monday, July 11, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Spice Basket, Beaulieu, St. George’s.
Jobseekers will be able to apply for onboard jobs in areas including marine, operations, casino, entertainment, housekeeping, beverage, culinary, and photo.
Organizers have asked applicants who plan to attend to bring their resume, a valid police record, a valid passport and a visa photo.
Additionally, applicants should email their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org before the job fair starts.
In an enthusiastic message, Royal Caribbean addressed jobseekers: “Ready for a career at sea? If you are in Grenada, don't miss out on our job fair in partnership with Mampa Employment Agency and the Grenada Tourism Authority.”
Cruise jobs rising in the Caribbean
The Royal Caribbean job fair in Grenada is just the latest of several recruitment drives for cruise jobs taking place around the Caribbean.
Just last month, Jamaican Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett confirmed that some 10,000 jobs were being offered to Jamaicans who want to enter the cruise industry. Shortly before that, Carnival Cruise Line broke ground on a new port in The Bahamas, pointing to more jobs to come.