Following its destruction during the 2017 hurricanes, Saba Rock Resort has completed its full rehabilitation process and will commence rehiring with a job fair scheduled for today, Tuesday, February 16.
Resort Manager Alain Prion told BVI News in a recent interview that the first of the two job fairs will be for Virgin Gorda residents and will be held from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sugarcane Restaurant in Nail Bay.
Prion listed some of the expected job vacancies that his resort will be seeking to fill and said he will be aiming to hire between 20 to 35 persons until the tourism industry fully resumes.
“We are looking for resort positions — housekeeping attendants, maintenance persons, deckhands, cooks, dishwashers’ servers, bartenders, food runners, barbacks, retail/front desk associates. All should have experience in the position that they are seeking and all should have their CVs with them,” the Resort Manager said.
“We are a small resort so there are limited positions in every department. Not knowing about future tourist pace, we are limiting the staff we can bring on until the restrictions can be loosened up for foreign tourists,” Prion added.
Reopening set for mid-May
The resort manager also said he hopes to start employing the selected candidates in April and will allow the resort to be ready for its reopening in mid-May.
The second job fair will be for residents on the mainland of Tortola and is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
The fair will also be held at the Sugarcane Restaurant in Nail Bay, and shuttle services will be provided for persons arriving on Virgin Gorda via the 8:30 am, 11 am and 2 pm ferries from Road Town, Tortola.
Both new and previous employees are encouraged to take part in the two job fairs.
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