The national employment agency Adem and the European employment services network Eures on Monday 27 February organised a Jobday dedicated to the hospitality sector. At the Parc Hôtel Alvisse in Dommeldange, recruiters were able to exchange and collect applications from more than 1,000 candidates. Among them were job seekers registered with Adem, but also non-registered candidates from all over the greater region.
The event enabled the candidates to discover the most sought-after jobs in this sector: assistant cook, commis, dishwasher, head waiter, etc. All these jobs and positions are difficult to fill, as the hotel and catering industry is facing an increased lack of personnel. The event was an opportunity for jobseekers to meet recruiters face to face and learn about the sector but also for recruiters, who are constantly looking for qualified profiles.
10% of recruitment of unemployed people in the hotel and catering industry
The minister of labour, employment and social economy Georges Engel (LSAP) welcomed this initiative. “Organising numerous sectoral jobdays as Adem does gives thousands of job seekers the opportunity to meet and exchange directly with recruiters: an effective recruitment formula to support companies in their labour needs,” he said.
According to the latest sector study by Adem, the hotel and catering industry recruits an average of 10% of the unemployed at national level. The sector has about 3,000 companies and employs about 20,000 people in Luxembourg. Furthermore, the horesca federation will hold its annual general meeting on 27 March.
This article was first published in French on Paperjam and translated for Delano.