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Alleyne said job seekers would be judged based on their appearance, presentation skills, knowledge and certification. The hotel is looking to fill positions across departments including food and beverage, housekeeping, retail, front of house and stewarding.
He added that this was the first job fair put on by Sandy Lane.
When a Weekend Nation team visited the site, scores of jobseekers were in an orderly fashion in the queue. At intervals, groups were asked to enter the building to sit and relax out of the sun; they were also offered cool towels.
Afterwards, they were given forms to fill out and asked to stand in line for the interview process. From the Weekend Nation team’s observation, the majority of job seekers were young people.
“So far, everything is going good, even though it is a lengthy process,” said Christell King, looking for a position at front desk. “The process is organised, so it wasn’t too bad.
“It’s been a long day, but they seem to have everything sorted out well and I was very comfortable and no one seemed to have any frustrations,” said Alyia Clarke.
Rashida Goring, 21, said she was surprised to see how many young people were seeking employment, adding that this was a sign that the youth wanted to work and be independent.
Jim Fenty was another young hopeful seeking employment. He said his presence at the fair was a momentous occasion as he got into trouble with the law in the past and wanted to inspire other ex-convicts to seek job opportunities, although they were stigmatised, they can contribute positively to society.
HR coordinator Matthew Hinkson deemed the event a success, stating that the Sandy Lane staff was happy to see the thousands attending.
“This reflects on the five diamond rating that Sandy Lane upholds,” he said.