Applejack Hospitality is taking matters into its own hands, as it looks to tackle the hospitality staffing crisis by holding a summer job fair at its new venue, Rafi in North Sydney.

The job fair comprises two sessions from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm om Wednesday, 14 September. Applejack said it hopes the job fair will show the next generation of hospitality super stars the value that the company puts on developing people both personally and professionally.

“Recruitment has been very difficult for the industry, with a large number of skilled hospitality staff leaving in search of more secure employment due to the Covid lockdowns,” said Matt Jenkins, Group HR Manager at Applejack Hospitality.

“It’s these employees with two to five years’ experience that are the hardest to find. Without experienced waitstaff, bartenders, managers and chefs, venues have limited operating capacity. Overseas workers will help fill this gap in the short term while we continue to train, educate and develop new employees into leadership positions, but there is a large skills gap that needs filling now.

“We are hosting a recruitment fair to show case our company and introduce as many people as possible to the career opportunities we can offer at our venues. We hope it casts a wider net so we get to meet as many people as possible.”

Those who attend either one of the two sessions will get the opportunity to meet with some of the Applejack team and learn about the eight venues the group runs. In addition there will be games and activities with the chance to win a variety of prizes and $400 worth of Applejack vouchers.

Head to the Applejack website to find out more and register to attend.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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