The IHF encourages people to consider a career in the hospitality sector

The Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) has welcomed the launch of Fáilte Ireland’s new ‘Works for Me’ campaign, which aims to attract more people to jobs in the wider tourism industry. With thousands of positions available in hotels and bed and breakfasts across Ireland, the IHF encourages people of all ages to consider a career in the industry, including parents, people returning to the labor market, retirees and those simply looking to change careers.

Statement by the IHF President

IHF President Denyse Campbell said: “Now is the perfect time to consider a career in tourism given the wide range of exciting options available to people at every stage of their working lives. We know there are a growing number of people looking for greater flexibility. in the number of hours they work, particularly those who can return to the workforce – and this is something that hotels and bed and breakfasts are ideally placed to accommodate.

“We encourage those interested in working with people to learn more about the many opportunities and positions available. Few industries offer such a range of options for people of varying skill levels, backgrounds and interests – offering many opportunities to support professional growth while meeting and working with great people and developing skills.”

Further information

The positions on offer are spread across a large number of different career choices, including areas such as catering, catering, accommodation services, reception, leisure center and spa facility management, sales and marketing, human resources, IT, management and finance. . A national database of live opportunities in the tourism industry is available on TourismCareers.ie.

Tourism is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry and provides jobs in every city and country in Ireland, according to the IHF, which said that before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 270,000 livelihoods were supported by the tourism and hospitality sector, accounting for one in 10 of all Irish jobs, with 70% of those jobs located outside of Dublin, and that these jobs are crucial to communities, especially in many parts of regional Ireland where tourism is the only spectacle of the city.

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Peter M. Doran