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CHTA Seeks Jobs for Hurricane-Affected Workers

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MIAMI – Working with public and private sector tourism partners in the Caribbean, The Bahamas and South Florida, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and its counterpart the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) have launched “Tourism Jobs for Bahamians” to secure temporary employment for these industry professionals.

Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest storms on record, blew more than 2,500 hospitality professionals out of work in The Abacos and Grand Bahama, eliminating jobs that were supporting more than 10,000 family members in these islands.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2019 14:15 Read more...
 

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Tourism Jobs for Bahamians initiative launched

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The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) have launched a ‘Tourism Jobs for Bahamians’ initiative to secure temporary employment in the hospitality industry.

CHTA’s Caribbean Tourism Job Bank will seek out positions within The Bahamas and the Caribbean, the United States and Canada for Bahamians whose islands and jobs were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Several hotels within The Bahamas have already been identified.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 09:18 Read more...
 

Dorian Blows Away 2,500 Tourism Jobs

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Some 2,500 tourism jobs, which supported more than 10,000 family members, were blown away by Hurricane Dorian it was revealed yesterday.

The category five storm's impact on employment levels in The Bahamas' largest private sector industry was exposed by Bahamian and regional tourism associations as they unveiled an initiative to find work for hospitality workers displaced by the storm.

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) announced their Tourism Jobs for Bahamians initiative, which aims to secure temporary employment for impacted workers. They are working with public and private sector tourism partners in the Caribbean, The Bahamas and South Florida.

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The Best Way To Help The Bahamas After Dorian: Vacation There!

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In some sense, it feels downright wrong to imagine an enjoyable vacation in The Bahamas. Yet, that is exactly what the people and the government of the Islands of The Bahamas beg us to do. Visiting is the best way (but not the only way) to help Bahamians.

News continues to report the unfathomable destruction that Hurricane Dorian wrought on the tourism-dependent northernmost islands of the Bahamas: Grand Bahama and the nearby Abacos Islands. The stories of mourning survivors, now homeless, and all they have lost are heartbreaking. Many people—and, perhaps, you—wonder how to help.

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