More Sandals jobs coming

The Jamaica-based hotel chain Sandals plans to more than double its workforce here by year-end, taking its current staff complement of 570 to over 1,000 workers.

Delivering brief remarks during its annual ‘Reunion’ function last night, General Manager Ferdnand Zievinger said about 600 workers were expected to find jobs when Sandals Royal Barbados opens in Dover, Christ Church this December to join Sandals Barbados in the St Lawrence Gap area.

Zievinger also reported that since construction began on the Sandals Royal last July some 1,000 workers had been employed on the building site.

Also addressing the gathering, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Rudy Grant said the world-renowned brand was contributing more than employment to Barbados.

“Sandals assist us in a very significant way in terms of marketing of Barbados as a tourism destination,” Grant said, adding that, “We at the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association are extremely happy to have Sandals on board to assist in the development of this very important industry.”

8 Responses to More Sandals jobs coming

  1. Saga Boy April 20, 2017 at 1:59 am

    This is really good news. Where are the usual critics of the Barbadian economy? Where are to glomers and doomers?

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  2. hcalndre April 20, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Saga Boy! Hold it, not so fast, six hundred workers would be employed? I`ll wait and see, is there any one or two work places in barbados that has that number of employees? maybe the Air and Sea ports.

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  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 20, 2017 at 7:49 am

    How much of these workers are from Barbados working on the building. Let us know.

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  4. kathy-Ann Clarke April 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

    More jobs coming, for bajans?
    Let us hope it works out in our favor, this is great news. I hope those unemployed are keeping their ears and eyes open.

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  5. Milli Watt April 20, 2017 at 9:37 am

    look keep de jobs dat ain’t coming and plant back de trees yuh push down.

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  6. Audley April 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Not true about those jobs…i applied as chef still no response since they open the first hotel..

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  7. sandals April 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    audley , apply again and apply to Rodriguez HR also for other properties keep trying also Beaches turks

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  8. Chef April 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Maybe you can’t cook

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