In response to the widespread and significant impacts of COVID-19 on the Pacific tourism industry, The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) has launched SPTO Jobslink. The initiative aims to bridge the gap between unemployed tourism workers and employers throughout the region, via a free and easy to use website.
The SPTO Jobslink website is part of the COVID-19 response support programme under the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZMFAT) and SPTO partnership, formalized in October 2020.
Speaking at the launch event, SPTO Chief Executive, Christopher Cocker, highlighted the importance of this initiative under the current circumstances.
“COVID-19 has delivered an unprecedented blow to the Pacific tourism industry and unfortunately the impacts will be long-term. Through our partnership with NZMFAT we are very excited to be able to provide support for tourism workers”.
“The SPTO Jobslink website will connect job seekers, formerly employed by the tourism sector, with new opportunities. Employers who register with SPTO Jobslink will not only be assisting those truly in need of work but will also be gaining highly experienced and qualified individuals”, he said.
The SPTO Jobslink website was developed by Pacific BedBank and can be accessed via the following link – SPTO Jobs Link Pacific – Pacific Recruitment & Employment Opportunities
(Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Press Release, 19 January 2021)