They started “Tourism Career Days”, organized by the Public Employment Service (DYPA) this weekend March 18-19, 2023 at the Helexpo exhibition center (39 Kifisias Ave., Marousi), from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Inaugurating a new cycle of events aimed at quickly meeting large needs for personnel in specific sectors of the economy, the DYPA event “Tourism Career Days” provides the opportunity for job seekers and those interested in finding a job in the tourism and tourism sectors. hospitality companies to get in direct contact and chat, without a pre-arranged appointment, with the representatives of respective businesses looking for staff.

120 companies participate in the event, with more than 7,000 jobs in hotel units, travel and shipping agencies, car rental companies, restaurants, airport services, etc.

During the two days, workshops will also be organized, in which specialized employment advisors of DYPA will provide advice on creating an effective CV, preparing a professional interview and professional social media. Participation in the workshops is free, with the only condition being on-site registration, while priority order will be respected.

A presentation on “Career Opportunities in Tourism” will also be organized on Saturday, with the participation of human resources (HR) executives and representatives of large companies, after which a discussion with the audience will follow.

Also, throughout the two days, executives of the Service Unit for Medium and Large Enterprises (MEMME) will provide advice on the CV and information on the participating enterprises, as well as on the actions and programs of DYPA.

K. Hatzidakis: The fight against unemployment for us is not a theory, it is a daily effort

In the context of his visit to the “Tourism Career Days” event, the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis, said: “For us, the fight against unemployment is not a theory, it is a daily effort.”

As he said, this is also proven by the official data, as unemployment from 17.5% in 2019, decreased today to 10.8%.

In this direction, Mr. Hatzidakis emphasized that the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is constantly planning actions.

One of these actions is the “Career Days” of DYPA. So far, as he noted, 17 have been held, while today a thematic “Career Day” for tourism is being organized, which will last two days and in which 120 companies participate, with more than 7,000 jobs.

B. Kikilias: For 2022, tourism contributed the largest part of the GDP

For his part, the Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, underlined that, for 2022, in a very difficult year with multiple crises, tourism, the country’s heavy industry, contributed the largest part of the GDP and offered quality jobs and income in a very large part of the economy: “in the primary sector, the commercial world, the hotel industry, construction and real estate”.

Referring to DYPA’s “Tourism Career Days”, Mr. Kikilias commented that it is an important opportunity for businesses to find the right staff for the jobs they create.

At the same time, Mr. Kikilias added: “We can’t think of anything better and more important than rewarding the industry ambassadors of what employees are. Once again, I will ask employers for quality and well-paid jobs, so that we can have more happy workers and they can be our ambassadors abroad, because tourists are the ones who return to their countries and advertise Greece , our product, its beauties, the primary sector and the products of the Greek land. For this reason, they visit us again and again and the Greece brand is one of the top in the world».

Sp. Protopsaltis: We invest in events that bring together businesses looking for staff and citizens looking for work

The commander of DYPA, Spyros Protopsaltis, stated that, after the successful “Career Days” of DYPA, which have been held all over Greece to date, this weekend, DYPA is organizing, for the first time, “Career Days in Tourism” .

As he said, it is the first event which emphasizes a sector of the economy.

According to Mr. Protopsaltis, the aim is to strengthen the coupling of supply and demand, through the mediating role of DYPA in the labor market and to contribute, in this way, to the alleviation of the problem of lack of personnel that is present this year in this sector.

In the context of this event, we will highlight other actions of DYPA, such as the seven Experimental Vocational Apprenticeship Schools of DYPA in the field of tourism and hospitality, in cooperation with the Hellenic German Chamber” added Mr. Protopsaltis and pointed out that DYPA invests “in education, training and events that bring together companies looking for staff and our fellow citizens looking for work”.