A coalition of six associations has opened an online tourism career centre. The coalition includes the Maine Tourism Association, HospitalityMaine, Retail Association of Maine, Maine Summer Camps, Maine Campground Owners Association and Maine State Golf Association.
The Maine Tourism Career Center, which can be found online at mainetourismjobs.com, aims to be a central resource for tourism-related jobs in Maine, according to a press release from the tourism career center.
The Tourism Career Center will include full-time and seasonal job listings for employers to advertise their positions. Job seekers can upload their resume, search for job opportunities, connect directly with employers, and sign up to receive weekly job alerts in their area of interest. A career coach is available to help you write a CV.
Job seekers can also find information on career paths in all segments of the tourism industry, as well as interview, resume and networking advice. There is no cost to the job seeker to use these services. Companies that are members of one of the coalition associations can use the career center at a reduced price.
“This is a true online career center and so much more than the traditional job board we tend to think of,” said Tony Cameron, CEO of the Maine Tourism Association. “The key to our success is partnering with these other great organizations. With everyone joining, we can offer tourism job seekers a one-stop site where they can learn about all of the great career opportunities in Maine, as well as understand all of the career paths available to those working in Maine. tourism.
Kathryn Ference, Director of Workforce Development for the Maine Tourism Association, said the Career Centers Coalition “will promote all of the unique, exciting and varied career opportunities in the tourism industry from our state to job seekers in and out of state. While there’s probably no shortage of Maine employers posting job openings, the challenge is getting a strong pool of job seekers interested in working in Maine to fill the resume bank. To meet this challenge, there will be an in-state and out-of-state social media campaign to drive people to the virtual career center. Additionally, the Career Center will be introduced to Maine high school and college students.
“We are thrilled to be part of MTA’s innovative online career center. Retail is one of Maine’s largest private employment sectors, employing over 80,000 people. The Career Center will be a beneficial channel to connect companies with qualified candidates seeking employment in the many career paths that exist in retail,” said Mari O’Neil, director of the Maine Business Education Partnership, the workforce development arm of the Maine Retail Association.
Kathy Dyer, Executive Director of the Maine Campground Owners Association, said: “Having an online tourism career center specific to employer and employee needs can’t come soon enough – the perfect tool for owners campgrounds and others to find staff for the next tourist season.
“A new website dedicated to hospitality jobs in Maine could be the missing link in the hospitality hiring chain. It’s a critical step in solving the chronic labor shortage that this sector undergoes year after year,” said Matt Lewis, CEO of HospitalityMaine. “Connecting exceptional candidates with our world-class hospitality businesses is a great new resource for our members.”