Port Douglas hiring surge for tourism onslaught

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Jeremy Lebeuf

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Do you want to be the newest member of the Peppers team? Don't miss the recruitment open days 16 & 17 November. Image: supplied
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Borders are opening, room capacity is bursting - which means jobs are for the picking.

Hotel powerhouse, Accor, which includes properties such as Peppers and several Mantras in Port Douglas alone is kickstarting a colossal two-day recruitment drive as they fortify their workforce for when the flood of visitors hits the far north.

Accor, one of the largest employers in the Douglas Shire, is showing their confidence that tourism will soon return to the region by launching their hiring push with two recruitment open days 16 and 17 November at Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas, with on-the-spot job offers with immediate starts.

This comes ahead of a much-anticipated border reopening that is forecasted to see a surge of holidaymakers to the region after post-lockdown southerners make their way to the tropical far north for a much-needed escape.

Emily Hosking, Talent Acquisition Advisor at Accor said with the ease of travel restrictions with interstate borders, they are gearing up to welcome guests from all over Australia to stunning Port Douglas.

“We are seeking talented individuals to work with us across a range of operational roles who have a genuine interest in looking after others and creating a memorable stay for our guests,” said Ms Hosking.


For more information:
Work Your Way to Port Douglas Flyer


The hospitality industry has always been a booming sector in Port Douglas. However, as the region begins to welcome back tourists to our area, the industry will continue to boom and give a glimpse back to pre-pandemic life.

In celebration of this, Accor wants you to join their team!

Ramping up opportunities involve an influx in teams that includes food and beverage, bar attendants, room attendants, public areas, chefs of all levels, kitchen attendants, guest service attendants, concierge, and many more.

This comes at a time when “staff wanted” postings are soon to be popping up everywhere, many local businesses and restaurants say they are short of workers – a situation that sees a struggle to maintain a standard of service that is known in Port Douglas, and much needed to keep this as a destination of choice.

To recruit high talent Accor is offering amazing staff benefits, which include continued learning and training through the Accor Academy, significant staff discounts for stays in their properties around Australia and being part of a workplace where everyone feels valued.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said there's strong demand for workers across the state, from bartenders and deckhands to tour guides, as the industry rebuilds after being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic
From July 1, job seekers would be offered a $1,500 incentive to relocate, as well as $250 in travel vouchers in the year-long "Work in Paradise" campaign.

Something that can be highly considered with a career at Accor.

So, polish up that CV, get it in for one of the Accor open days for a life-changing career in paradise, there is nothing like living in the wonderland of the Douglas Shire.\


Work Your Way to Port Douglas:

WHEN: Tuesday 16th Nov | 2:00pm - 5:00pm and Wednesday 17th Nov | 11:00am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas


For more information:

Work Your Way to Port Douglas Flyer



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