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Hospitality and tourism jobs on the rise

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December 10, 2013

Hospitality and tourism jobs on the rise

The outlook for employment in the tourism and hospitality sectors are positive. Image: to SEEK managing director Joe Powell, the employment forecast for hospitality and tourism jobs will see a 29 percent increase in available roles from May to November 2013.

?Jobs within Australia?s hospitality and tourism sector naturally fluctuate to match seasonal demand. However, year-on-year data from the ?SEEK Hospitality and Tourism Job Ad Data Report? has revealed a significant improvement in the number of hospitality and tourism roles available Australia-wide,? Powell said.

According to Tourism Australia’s November 2013 Quarterly Update, opportunities across Australia can be attributed to the six percent increase in international travellers to the country.

In addition, the Q3 2013 Careers Hospitality Hiring Report indicates that there?was a 29.5 percent year-on-year increase in the investment of new rooms for hotels and resorts across Australia.

The biggest year-on-year growth was seen in Victoria, with a 37 percent half yearly overall increase in jobs due to Melbourne?s reputation as the country?s most popular overnight destination for interstate travellers, receiving 4.5 million visitors each year as indicted by the Tourism Victoria Annual Report, 2012-13

?Victoria has led the way with an 86 per cent year-on-year improvement in reservation roles, 39 per cent increase in front office and guest services roles and 29 per cent increase in management focused positions,? Powell said. ?As a state, Victoria offers the best opportunity for those looking for a more senior position, whether short or long term.?

Queensland has also seen an increase in job opportunities, with a 47 percent increase year-on-year for travel agent positions along with a 21 percent increase for management roles and a 17 percent rise in front office and guest service roles.

In addition, New South Wales also saw an increase across the board with a growing number of travel agent roles available as well as wholesale and inbound group booking roles on the rise.

Peter Davis, managing director of hospitality recruitment specialists, Frontline Recruitment Group, said that though the opportunities for employment are increasing, employers are still looking to recruit top tier talent.

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