AUSTRALIA. In an encourarging sign for the recovering aviation sector, Sydney Airport is to host a major jobs fair to help meet the demand for staff. Over 4,000 vacancies are available across all sectors, including customer service, retail and F&B.

Luxury retailers, hotels, airlines, government agencies, and terminal service providers are in the market for employees, with employers including Virgin Australia, Qantas, Australian Border Force, Australian Federal Police, Saint Laurent, Heinemann Tax & Duty Free, Global Exchange and Swissport all seeking staff.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert underlined how staff shortages continue to affect the aviation and travel retail industries

The fair will take place on 21 September at the T1 International Terminal. The event is expected to host 50 of the airport’s largest employers, with prospective employees able to meet representatives and apply for work on the spot.

This is the second jobs fair that the Australian hub has hosted and follows the success of the first event on 16 June, where an estimated 2,500 of 5,000 open roles were filled.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “The aviation industry continues to be challenged by labour shortages, and with the passenger recovery tracking ahead of the workforce recovery, we are doing everything we can to support the 800 organisations at the airport recruit the right people for these vital roles across the airport.

“The first jobs fair in June was really successful and around half of the 5,000 available roles at the time were filled, but it’s time for another push.”

The jobs fair comes ahead of Australia’s September school holidays and the build up to the end-of-year Christmas period. Positions on offer include cabin crew, car rental attendants, retail assistants, store managers, chefs, baristas, kitchen hands and lounge attendants.

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