It seems that the forecast in the Deloitte Access Australian Tourism Labour Force Report (2012) that by 2015 there would be demand for a further 56,676 skilled and unskilled workers in the Australian hotel sector nationally is coming true.
Now, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) has the results of its Labour Trends in Accommodation Survey (undertaken June 2015 among New South Wales members). The survey found that there were, indeed, skill shortages for a range of managerial and supervisory positions.
Against this background, the NSW minister for trade, tourism and major events, the Hon. Stuart Ayres MP has announced the launch (27 October) the Hotel Career Expo. The expo is an industry initiative to partly address the workforce issues facing the sector.
The Hotel Career Expo will take place on 16 May 2016 at the InterContinental Sydney.
Stuart Ayres, said: “The NSW Government is committed to encouraging career choices in tourism and hospitality. The Hotel Career Expo will play an important role in attracting the next generation of skilled and ambitious tourism and hospitality professionals.”
“With the support of the industry, we want to see the growth of tourism and hospitality careers, as the industry really does offer a great world of opportunities for young people.”
More information: www.hotelcareerexpo.com.au