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Talents for travel sector popular
18/9/2006 17:33

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

Graduates from tourism disciplines are proving to be very popular as Shanghai plans to establish more star hotels and catering services for the 2010 World Expo.
At a job fair specifically for the tourism sector yesterday, 38 students from a tourism college in Chengdu were seeking internships. To their surprise, 12 famous hotels competed with each other by offering preferential policies to sign them to internship contacts. 
At the fair, the famous Sheraton Group planned to recruit 800 graduates from tourism disciplines, and more than 20 renowned hotels sought more than 2,000 interns, with the supply largely falling short of the demand.
The demand for talents in hotel, catering and tourism service sectors accounts for 7 percent of the total, and such jobs have become one of the most popular in the Chinese labor market, according to a survey.
Shanghai plans to establish a group of star-rated hotels, catering services, entertainment and tourism facilities before the 2010 World Expo, which requires a mounting number of managers, technologists and service staff.