L-R: Jarrel Hall, Outreach Assistant; Tabitha Pratt, HR Manager Grand Hyatt; Denise Valdez, Area Director of HR for SBE (SLS Lux); Kalin Griffin, Asst. Director of Labour for Eleuthera; Gwyneth Patram, Activities Coordinator Ministry of Youth; and Lashanta Smith, Assistant Executive Housekeeper Rosewood.
Eleutherans who were interested in exploring employment opportunities with the $3.5 million mega resort, Baha Mar, met with a team from the resort at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Governor’s Harbour, between the hours of 9am and 3pm on Friday, November 21st, 2014, where they hosted interview sessions and provided further information.
The team from Baha Mar, arrived in Eleuthera on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, and held a “Meet and Greet” event from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Parish Hall to introduce potential employees on island to the opportunities available to them in what the team dubbed as the ‘Baha Mar Nation’.
The team of presenters from Baha Mar included; Jarrel Hall, Outreach Assistant; Tabitha Pratt, HR Manager Grand Hyatt; Denise Valdez, Area Director of HR for SBE (SLS Lux); and Lashanta Smith, Assistant Executive Housekeeper Rosewood.
In a brief interview following the evening’s presentations, Denise Valdez, Area Director of HR for SBE commented, “We want to educate the Bahamian population on the project. We want people to understand what we are doing. It’s not just a big building being built, its going to provide jobs and there is so much more to it. There’s a history to it as well.
“We want to educate people on the opportunities that are available on the jobs, as there are going to be different brands we are offering – so they know how to apply, and where to apply, and people can start generating that interest.”
Baha Mar team representative, Lashanta Smith with Rosewood, also expressed the group’s purpose for coming to the island, saying, “We are looking for a diverse group, and we are optimistic… We want to feature as many Bahamians as possible, so it’s not just a New Providence thing. It’s all of the islands because they are an integral part of making this a reality. We would like as many as possible, because it’s great to know that we can get persons from different parts of the country, not just Nassau. We would love to have a lot of Family Islanders. We’re excited!”
Baha Mar is now slated to open in the Spring of 2015 and will host five new hotel brands including, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, SLS Lux, the Grand Hyatt, Melia and the property’s feature Baha Mar Hotel & Casino.
For further information, interested applicants are invited to visit www.BahaMarNation.com.