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Australian Hotels Association looking to fill ‘thousands of hospitality jobs’

The AHA are hoping to find plenty of ‘experienced hospitality staff’ when they are in Dublin next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Perth at night.
Perth at night.
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TWO DAYS OF seminars are to be held in Dublin’s Burlington Hotel next Tuesday and Wednesday in the hopes of getting ‘experienced hospitality staff’ in Ireland to travel to Western Australia (WA) to work.

The CEO of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA), Bradley Woods, said that pay and contact details will be given to those who are ‘looking to travel and work.’

We’ve thousands of hospitality jobs waiting to be filled in Western Australia which has a shortage of experienced hospitality staff. Businesses are looking for chefs and under 30 working holiday visa travelers.

There are set to be three sessions per day during which people who are interested can find out more.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, public affairs manager for the AHA, Chuck Ellis, revealed that over 500 people have already signed up. In attendance at the seminars will be two hoteliers from WA who are originally from Ireland.

Australian Working Holiday Maker visas can only be issued to those who are up to 30 years of age.

For those who are over 30 and under 50, a ‘skills-based visa’ can be applied for, which allows travel and work in Australia for up to four years, providing that they are sponsored by their employer.

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