CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BusinessTravelDestinations.com, the premier international site that provides insights for business travelers, event planners and hospitality professionals, today announced that it has created EventJobsBoard.com, an easy-to-use online employment solution that brings together employers in hospitality with quality job applicants.
"It's an industry reality that roughly 420,000 hospitality jobs have disappeared in the last two years, and 1.7 million hospitality workers remain unemployed in the U.S. – 13.7% nationally as of January," says Rob Hard, publisher of BusinessTravelDestinations.com. (Click here for an employment breakdown of hospitality in 15 major cities.)
They are chefs, kitchen crew, bartenders, wait staff, hotel clerks, housekeepers, security guards, caterers, sales teams and managers at event venues and event services firms. They are marketers, meeting planners and travel agents at corporate, association and nonprofit organizations, among others.
The good news is that the economy has been showing signs of recovery, and this is a large sector: Hospitality employs roughly one in eight private sector jobs in the U.S. But the opportunities vary around the country, so it's important to understand how the hospitality and events market has been shifting and to remain open to opportunities nationally or even internationally.
For example, while hospitality employment in the Las Vegas area is currently averaging at levels not seen since 2004, it may be surprising to learn that hospitality jobs in the District of Columbia metro area have steadily increased over the years, adding jobs to its local economy.
EventJobsBoard.com is an easy-to-use, self-service site that allows employers to manage their own listings, update information, view activity reports, and receive applications – all while giving them an opportunity to join into the conversations held on a trusted business travel site.
EventJobsBoard.com is part of a portfolio of sites that shares perspectives about hospitality and travel internationally. "We provide employers and job seekers with information about the industry from the perspectives of business travelers and event professionals. And this offers another level of insight into the psyche of the clients who hospitality professionals ultimately serve. Other sites simply don't do this."
The board provides job seekers with resume templates in both American and European formats for its database, and multiple levels of privacy in their search. In addition to English, it is also formatted for Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish languages.
EventJobsBoard.com highlights 18 job categories for all levels of professionals in the hospitality, travel and events industries. EventJobsBoard.com also offers the services of a team of highly experienced professional resume writers for those who need it.
"We'd like to serve as a specialized online resource for hospitality jobs in North America and Europe, and hope to eventually gain momentum in Asia Pacific and other growth regions. We believe that a stable workforce in the hospitality industry is important to the success of business travel objectives in all destinations," Hard says.
To encourage employment and launch the site, EventJobsBoard.com is offering employers long-term discounts and attractive pricing on listings if they register for an account directly on the site before April 30, 2011.
BusinessTravelDestinations.com is the premier international site that explores the unique needs of business travelers who attend meetings, the event planners behind those programs, and the hospitality professionals who serve this industry. Our portfolio includes EventVenuesDirectory.com and EventJobsBoard.com. Online media sites and services are provided by RH Communications, Inc., a boutique marketing company that specializes in the hospitality, events and international business travel industries.
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