OFFICIAL VISIT - RITZ CARLTON SITE
Today Thursday 1st April 2021 Hon. Arlington Musgrove, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment Services visited the Ritz Carlton construction site. Accompanying the minister was Edwin Taylor (Commissioner of Labour), Emilio Seymour (Customer Service Manager), and Alpheus Smith (Assistant Commissioner of Labour).
The Ritz was represented by Roberto Stipa Tenreio (Director Desarrollos Hotelco JWM limited), John Hazard (General Manager), Danitra Clare (Director of HR Operations) and Andryell Misick (Senior Project Manager).
The meeting was held to update the ministry on the progress of the development and the ongoing recruitment efforts. The team gave the ministry a walk through where they highlighted several initiatives needed in order to remain on schedule to open in June 2021.
The Minister stressed that the government expects every effort is made to not just employ Turks & Caicos Islanders, but ensure that Turks and Caicos Islanders are developed to make up the majority of senior management.
The Ritz-Carlton general manager assured the minister that it is the company’s goal is to make a big impact in the community and provide Turks & Caicos Islanders the opportunity to benefit from the new development. This he said will be done by providing direct employment through all areas of the resort.
Additionally, there will be opportunity for sub-contracted employment, mainly in the areas of laundry, housekeeping, maintenance and transport. The company promised to hold training for all potential vendors and subcontractors, to ensure they understand the high end luxury experience expected by their guests.
To ensure the maximum exposure for all available positions both parties realized the need to partner on the recruitment efforts. The ministry decided to assist in hosting a job fair on the 13th April 2021, with a venue to be announced later. In commenting on the fair, Honourable Musgrove stressed the importance of persons registering with the Labour and Employment Service Department, in an effort to capitalize on the upcoming employment opportunities.