Addressing staff shortages in hospitality for the Illawarra

The Illawarra South Coast Local Jobs Program, in partnership with Business Illawarra, has launched a hiring campaign to recruit workers into hospitality roles across the Illawarra. The “Illawarra Hospitality Is Hiring” campaign runs from September to December 2022, and will give cafes, restaurants and other hospitality businesses the opportunity to promote the positions they need filled, with the Local Jobs Program matching jobseekers into those roles.

“Staff shortages is a significant challenge for many businesses right now” said Andrew Wales, Employment Facilitator for the Illawarra South Coast. “The Illawarra Hospitality Is Hiring Campaign aims to ease some of the pressure on businesses by better connecting jobseekers into these available jobs”.

Businesses that need staff are asked to visit the campaign website to pledge the jobs they need filled. The Team at the Local Jobs Program will then work with employment service providers, as well as The Hiring List to match jobseekers into these roles. All pledged jobs will also be posted to the jobs board of the campaign website and promoted heavily across the region.

The campaign is also encouraging jobseekers to consider a career in hospitality.

“Hospitality is a booming sector with enormous opportunity to learn new skills and secure solid employment” said Business Illawarra Executive Director, Adam Zarth. “If you’re a jobseeker, student, or existing worker looking for extra hours, you should seriously consider a job or career in hospitality”.

If you’re looking for work, you should register your details on The Hiring List to ensure the Local Jobs Program team can match you into a role. You can also view the jobs that have been pledged on the campaign website. Campaigns targeting other sectors are also scheduled for rollout over coming months. For more information about the campaign, visit the campaign website, email: [email protected] or call Andrew Wales (Employment Facilitator for the Illawarra South Coast) on 0497 832330.

Download the program flyer