WATCH: No crowds but some job seekers turn out for TEF employment fair

ST JAMES, Jamaica—There weren’t any long lines outside or throngs of job seekers clamoring to get in, but every one of the booths at a Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) job fair at the Montego Bay Convention Centre had a potential employee when the OBSERVER ONLINE visited on Thursday morning.

The event is being staged by TEF in collaboration with the HEART/NSTA Trust and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA).

Well known hotels and food retailers are among the participating companies.

Shernett Coke told OBSERVER ONLINE that TEF notified her about the event, by phone, on Monday. She is hoping to land a job as a concierge at Sandals Resorts International. She thinks the interview went well.

Damani Buchanan, who proudly revealed that he has certification in customer care, said it was an email about the fair that nudged him to make the trip from Ocho Rios to attend.

“So far I’ve been on two [interviews] and it’s not that bad. I’m trying. It’s a little bit out of my comfort zone but you have to do what is what,” he said.

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