Marine At­lantic job fair at­tracts hun­dreds

Ferry ser­vice hir­ing 95 as­sis­tant stew­ards

Cape Breton Post - - HOT ONLINE - BY LAURA JEAN GRANT lj­grant@cb­

Two hours into a four-hour Marine At­lantic job fair, close to 200 job seek­ers had come through the doors Thurs­day.

The fair, held at the YMCA Ca­reer and Em­ploy­ment Re­source Cen­tre on Char­lotte Street in Sydney, is part of Marine At­lantic’s re­cruit­ing ef­forts for the 2016 sum­mer sea­son.

This year in par­tic­u­lar, the ferry ser­vice will be hir­ing 95 as­sis­tant stew­ards, who clean and main­tain cab­ins and pub­lic ar­eas on board the fer­ries, work in food ser­vices and pro­vide cus­tomer ser­vice to pas­sen­gers.

“It is a large num­ber,” said Dan Tobin, hu­man re­sources man­ager with Marine At­lantic. “And we wanted to reach out to as many peo­ple as we can. We’ve got a fan­tas­tic group of employees right now and we’re look­ing to build upon that team.”

Tobin said new as­sis­tant stew­ards are hired each year, with the num­ber of hires be­ing de­pen­dent on how many peo­ple re­tire or leave the com­pany in a given year. And in ad­di­tion to as­sis­tant stew­ards, Tobin said there’s al­ways other po­si­tions com­ing up within the cor­po­ra­tion — from en­gi­neers, to tick­et­ing and reser­va­tion agents, to steve­dores.

Tobin said he was pleased to see so many peo­ple com­ing out to the job fair, not­ing there was a line up even be­fore the event got un­der­way.

“I’ve spo­ken to hun­dreds of peo­ple here this morn­ing,” he said. “It’s fan­tas­tic. There was cer­tainly a great, pos­i­tive group that showed up here to­day and some great ques­tions from some great peo­ple.”

Tobin said Marine At­lantic will also be host­ing job fairs in New­found­land in the weeks ahead.

There are cur­rently ap­prox­i­mately 1,400 peo­ple em­ployed by Marine At­lantic.


Hun­dreds of peo­ple at­tended a Marine At­lantic job fair Thurs­day in Sydney, where Marine At­lantic hu­man re­sources man­ager Dan Tobin, mid­dle in front, pro­vided in­for­ma­tion to groups of job seek­ers through­out the day.

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