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Hospitality industry enjoys 8% growth in Jobs in 2013

Hospitality jobs grew 8% year on year according to Caterer.com, the UK’s largest hospitality job board, with 120,956 jobs advertised on the site from hospitality employers in 2013. The last quarter alone saw a 16% increase compared with the previous year, with over 16,000 job adverts posted, as revealed in Caterer.com’s latestHospitality Employment Index report.
Applications per job fell 5% over 2013 and as much as 26% compared with Q4 2012. While this could mean fewer people are applying for each role, it could also imply that candidates are becoming increasingly selective in their job hunt as they have more options available to them.
The upward trend has continued into 2014, with 12,000 jobs from hospitality employers currently advertised on Caterer.com, across a range of sectors, from foodservice and pubs to hotels and restaurants, highlighting the need for employers to continue attracting new talent into the industry.

UMass Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts 40th annual Career Day

Seamon Kang/Daily Collegian
Seamon Kang/Daily Collegian
Recruiters from more than 65 companies will be at the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday for the 40th annual Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Day, the largest student-run hospitality career fair in New England.
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium. In addition to globally renowned Marriot, Hyatt and Starwood Hotels, there are 10 first-time companies registered for this year’s event. The HTM Career Day Committee is expecting faculty from Isenberg and the hospitality program as well as over 200 students to attend throughout the day.
Glion Institute of Higher Education, one of the world’s top three institutes of higher education for an international career in hospitality management, has launched a London Summer Academy for budding industry leaders.


ONYX Hospitality Group to surpass 40th hotel opening




Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group recently announced a number of hotel openings in evolving markets including; Bangladesh, China and Sri Lanka, as well as product developments and innovations across the brand portfolio. Currently operating 35 hotels, with an inventory of more than 5,000 rooms, the developments serve to further strengthen the company’s reach in Asia and beyond.
Commenting on ONYX’s developments, Peter Henley, President and CEO said, “We are excited about celebrating this milestone year as we gear up to surpass our 40th hotel opening. With the recent openings of Grand Pujian Residence in Shanghai, China and Amari Buriram United in the north-east of Thailand, together with an additional six properties scheduled to open in 2014, our strong growth demonstrates our commitment to achieving our 2018 target to become one of Asia’s leading hospitality groups”.