Visit Mobile, the city’s convention and visitor bureau, is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new website, WorkInMobile.com. Visit Mobile is partnering with the City of Mobile and several other city organizations to promote hospitality as a career and, in turn, help local businesses recover faster from the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic. -19 on labor.
“Like some of the first faces visitors see when they come to our restaurants, hotels and attractions, people in Mobile’s hospitality industry act as ambassadors for our city,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy. Stimpson. “We want to make it as easy as possible for our staff to connect with local tourism businesses looking for talent, and Workinmobile.com is a big step in that direction.”
People who choose hospitality as a career are choosing more than just a job. Welcoming visitors, helping them feel at home and ensuring they return again and again are just a few of the rewarding benefits.
“We truly believe this will be a game-changer for our local hoteliers, and soon our restaurants, attractions and other travel and tourism-related businesses,” said David Clark, President and CEO of Visit Mobile. “Our mission is to promote hospitality as a career and connect the workforce to a multitude of career paths in our industry.”
“Hospitality wasn’t my chosen career path initially,” said Diana Moorer, general manager of Springhill Suites Mobile. “I was looking for a career that would give me joy and satisfaction. That’s when I came across hospitality. A part-time night audit job turned into a job that I loved and grew quickly in. I hadn’t planned for hospitality to be part of my life, but it’s definitely where I needed to be.
Applying for a job has never been easier. When users arrive on the website, they create their own profile. Once connected to the site, users will see job descriptions corresponding to their profile. WorkInMobile.com is a smart app, so it uses individual profiles and user preferences to filter out mismatched positions to make it easier to find.
Margo Gilbert, General Manager of Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, said, “This app will allow hoteliers to cast a much wider net and reach a wider group of individuals who may not realize the jobs available in our industry. .”
“Travel and tourism supports more than 18,000 citywide jobs and more than $1.3 billion in annual revenue,” Clark said. “We want these numbers to continue to grow so that we can continue to make Mobile a top travel destination for diverse types of travelers. We can do this by promoting hospitality as a career.
This opportunity to expand hospitality as a career path is made possible through the partnership of the City of Mobile YES! Program, Mobile Area Lodging Corporation, Mobile Area Lodging Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Mobile County Public School System, University of South Alabama, Bishop State Community College, and Coastal Alabama Community College.
Mobilians ready to learn more and start their next career can visit WorkInMobile.com.
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