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Irish Look for Experience and Jobs in WA

Western Australian hotel and hospitality leaders and business representatives are in Dublin this week to encourage experienced Irish hospitality workers to fill over 5000 jobs and spend up to two years working in pubs, hotels and restaurants.

At the Australian Hotels Association – Western Australia (AHA) free www.travelandworkwa.com seminars, leaders will outline the opportunities for chefs and Irish people under 30 to travel and work in Western Australia. AHA CEO, Bradley Woods said the free seminars would be a fantastic opportunity for young Irish people looking to travel and gain overseas experience in one of the most extraordinary places in the world.

“We’ve thousands of hospitality jobs waiting to be filled in Western Australia and some operators from our top hotels and hospitality businesses have come to Dublin to take part in the Travel and Work WA seminars,” said Mr Woods. “Western Australia is a great destination to consider for a working holiday with employment opportunities available in destinations throughout the state.

“Without this action by the AHA there would be an absence of any support for the hospitality industry in addressing critical labour and skills shortages. What we are saying to young people in Ireland is ‘if you are an enthusiastic and experienced hospitality worker willing to travel to Western Australia then there may be a position waiting for you,’ so far the response to that message has been fantastic.

“We are not seeking skilled migrants looking for permanent resident visas, nor are we looking to replace local West Australians in hospitality. The AHA continues to promote careers in hospitality to young people here in WA.”

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