Malaga – Costa del Sol | A new job platform in Spain aims to retain talent in the hospitality sector

A guest is offered a welcome drink upon arrival at the hotel. / ECE

The online Check-In Jobs system allows employers in the tourism sector to invite candidates to apply for jobs

Pilar Martinez

It is necessary to retain talent and put an end to the problems of finding skilled workers in the hospitality sector, which is why the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (CEHAT) and the Institute Technological Hotelier (ITH) have just created Check-In Jobs, a national pool of jobs and talents that allows employers and candidates to connect in seconds.

Check-In Jobs uses technology from beWanted, one of the largest job platforms for young people in Europe and Latin America, thanks to which thousands of people have found work.

The World Tourism Organization reports that one in ten jobs worldwide is in the tourism sector and, depending on location, the percentage can be as high as 40%. A study by Adecco also shows that training in tourism is among the 20 professions that offer the most professional opportunities and future possibilities in Spain this year.

The most sought-after profiles are digital, direct customer service and data analysts. “Tourism is not just about hotels, it means geographical destinations and the job opportunities are endless because it is one of the sectors that is changing the most,” the report says. “There are also many types of businesses in the tourism sector, from traditional types of accommodation and travel agencies to leisure, guide, entertainment, conference businesses, and the most innovative and disruptive business models in the market. “.

On the Costa del Sol, data from the last quarter of last year shows that 117,415 people were employed in the tourism sector, or 17.5% of all jobs in the province. The figure shows that employment in the sector was recovering from the paralysis of 2020 due to the pandemic, and indicates that growth was 18.4%.

Most of the jobs were in the hospitality sector, which in Malaga accounts for nearly 70% of workers. According to this report by the Costa del Sol Tourist Board, 78% of employees in this industry are salaried and 58% have a permanent contract.

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