Jamaicans Set To Get Cruise Ship Jobs

The Ministry of Tourism is looking to tap into the local labor force to identify, recruit and deploy at least 10,000 of 90,000 workers required in the global cruise industry.

Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the demand stems from a shortage of workers occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of tourism activities worldwide, which resulted in a reduction in the number of persons employed in the sector.

The Minister urged persons seeking employment in the industry to refrain from making payments to “intermediaries” whom he implored to desist from charging fees.

“Stop it! Nobody is to pay an agent or any intermediary for any recruitment opportunities for work in the tourism sector,” Mr. Bartlett declared.

He warned that “if we find it [happening], we’re going to treat [the perpetrators] as scammers, and the law will take its course, I’m sure.”

“We [must] seek to eliminate that mindset [of persons who would want] to make profit from the [misfortunes] of others,” Mr. Bartlett added.

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