The number of jobs in the tourism sector should increase significantly "by 2015." 2800 direct jobs will be created according to a study that HRDC will release next Thursday.
"There will be an increase of 10%, according to our predictions," says Sharma Seechurn, Research and Development Coordinator at HRDC. The tourism sector and follows the ICT and financial services, which experience a similar expansion in the coming years.
This trend is explained by three key factors. To begin with, the country seeks to exploit new markets, including China and India, where a new class of tourists is emerging.
Added to this, the expansion of hotels in Mauritius. On the one hand, or extend existing ones are renovated, like Amber Hotel, bought and renovated by the Sun group. The other, new hotels open their doors as the St. Regis by Starwood group, or the Centara of Iorec group which is expected to open by December.
However, because of these new markets, HRDC recommends that operators and stakeholders to review the training. "The training must be adapted to the context of work. With a new customer, requirements may not be the same with those which we are accustomed, "says Sharma Seechurn. He stated, however, that training could also be provided by professionals.
Brings all this to say that if the growth in the sector has decreased, "it's going back."Highlight: "During the last decade, the trend has never been down, despite the difficulties discredited."
These figures on tourism are part of a series of studies on the HRDC shortage of labor in various sectors. However, agriculture and manufacturing recruit less.