SHTA to hold job fair on October 24

POSTED: 10/13/15 2:36 PM

GREAT BAY – The St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association hosts an all-encompassing job fair on October 24. With this initiative the SHTA wants to bring together job-seekers and businesses.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with businesses from a cross section of the current industries on St. Maarten. Representatives from construction companies, hospitality establishments large and small, job placement agencies, marine sector industries and others will present their vacancies and give general information regarding the types of jobs they have available.

Job-seekers are encouraged to register online on the SHTA website. Registration only takes a few minutes and the possibility of uploading a resume will be available online as well. Participating businesses can pre-select candidates based on their resumes for interviews that can be conducted prior to or on the day of the fair.

Don’t have a resume? No problem! There will be the opportunity to create or upgrade resumes on the spot at the fair. As part of preparing and or encouraging job-seekers to be properly prepared for their interviews and/or application procedure, educational sessions will also be available for each job seeker.

We encourage each participant to attend one of the educational sessions. The useful information the session facilitators provide will benefit job-seekers in their application procedure, thus increasing their chance of success. The information the educational sessions provide has been compiled from the business community’s observations regarding those who seek employment. This means that current requirements and observation points will be conveyed to the attendees. In addition, the educational session will include information on how to present yourself for an interview. Tips and techniques will also be provided on how best to communicate and sell yourself as a candidate for the job that you are seeking,’ the SHTA stated in a press release. Educational institutions such as the University of St. Maarten will be on hand to provide information about upgrading of academic and practical skills.

Businesses who would like to participate are encouraged to register for a space at the fair. Space has become quite limited as businesses have been enthusiastic from the onset of the announcement of the job fair at the SHTA general membership meeting on September 30. Windward Roads, Prime Distributors, the Sonesta group, Divi, Oyster Bay Resort, Aquamania Adventures and PWC are amongst the participating companies. The registration fee is $100 for SHTA members and $200 for non-members.

Registration for both job seekers and businesses can be done via the website You will be directed to the job fair where you can select the appropriate form. The SHTA is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on St. Maarten by promoting sustainable economic development for its members in cooperation with the social partners and the creation of a fair marketplace. For more information please contact our offices at or visit our website at

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