Abu Dhabi-based Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to employ 4,000 staff by 2018, with a focus on hiring nationals from the GCC.
With properties confirmed for Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Turkey and Oman, the next 12 months will involve the employment of 4,000 colleagues across the 10 hotels, the company said in a statement.
The brand confirmed it will be searching for 400 managers and executives as well as 600 supervisors in the Middle East region.
Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer at Millennium Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East, said that they will continue to work closely with government entities to support employment “particularly as we continue to expand into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman”.
He added: “It is vital that we demonstrate that the hospitality industry is a viable career option above other industries by investing in training and developing our talent. The perception of the hotel industry as a career is changing amongst GCC nationals as hotel groups are seeking ways to attract and retain national talent."
Millennium Hotels & Resorts currently operates 30 hotels, has 12 hotels due to open within the next year and 40 hotels in the pipeline across the region.
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