As part of the agreement, Hcareers has offered to build and power the Caribbean Hotel Association's online Career Center, which is now located at www.caribbeanhotels.org. This partnership provides 13,500 Caribbean Hotel Association members including hotels, airline executives, tour operators, travel agents, hotel and restaurant suppliers, and many other hospitality industry employers, with access to the largest pool of International hospitality professionals.
Members are encouraged to post all of their hospitality job vacancies on Hcareers, at a discounted rate. By posting their jobs on Hcareers, job listings will be viewed by more qualified hospitality job seekers than any other recruitment-advertising medium, including the newspaper or any other job board. Over 750,000 unique visitors visit Hcareers to look for hospitality employment each month.
Job postings will benefit from three times the exposure at no extra cost since they not only appear on Hcareers (www.hcareers.com), but also automatically appear on several other career centers also powered by Hcareers, including the Caribbean Hotel Association's Career Center (www.caribbeanhotels.org), and the International Hotel & Restaurant Association's Career Centre (www.ih-ra.com).
Job seekers have the ability to search through 48,000+ worldwide hospitality job vacancies posted on Hcareers in the last 45 days, at absolutely no charge. They can post their resume to the online resume database comprised of over 42,000 job seeker resumes, and reply online directly to employers who have job vacancies listed.
This relationship comes at a time when Caribbean travel and tourism employment makes up 15.5% of total Caribbean employment, or 1 in every 6.5 jobs, with a projected increase over the next 10 years. (Source: "Caribbean Travel & Tourism Forging Ahead", The 2004 Travel & Tourism Economic Research study produced by the World Travel & Tourism Council).
"We are very pleased to have entered into an agreement with the Caribbean Hotel Association. The Caribbean's hospitality and tourism industry is growing rapidly and we aim to help fuel that growth by providing the local hospitality community with access to the largest pool of qualified, hospitality professionals worldwide, in addition to providing those professionals with the highest quality of hospitality jobs available," said David Curry, president and CEO, Hcareers.
"Our newly created online Career Center is a valuable member benefit. This recent alliance with Hcareers will help our members lower their recruitment costs, shorten their hiring cycle, and provide immediate access to the largest pool of International hospitality candidates. Hcareers is the perfect fit for the Caribbean Hotel Association and we are looking forward to a long lasting relationship," said Alex Titcombe, Director Product Development & Operations, Caribbean Hotel Association.
About Hcareers Launched in 1998, Hcareers is the leading job board for the hospitality, restaurant, and retail industries in terms of revenues, staff, and traffic. Hcareers has the most jobs and job seekers in all three industries with over 75,000 current job postings and over 900,000 unique visitors each month.
Hcareers operates three websites, Hcareers.com (US), Hcareers.ca (Canada), and Hcareers.co.uk (United Kingdom & Ireland). The company employs over 100 full-time staff and has over 16,000 active clients. For more information on Hcareers visit their web site at www.hcareers.com.
About the Caribbean Hotel Association The Caribbean Hotel Association is dedicated to excellence in hospitality, leadership in marketing, and sustainable growth in tourism, to the benefit of its membership and that of the wider Caribbean community. It aims to be a regional forum that will advance the Caribbean hotel and tourism industry. The members of CHA represent the entire spectrum of hospitality industry's private sector, from 835 member hotels representing some 127,000 hotel rooms in 36 national hotel associations, to 520 allied members including airline executives, tour operators, travel agents, trade and consumer press, hotel and restaurant suppliers, and others. For more information, visit our Web site at www.caribbeanhotels.org.