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Massive Turnout For Pullman Open Day

  Over 1000 people braved the Nadi heat during the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa Open Day at Wailoaloa yesterday. This  was their quest to be selected to work
18 Jan 2019 18:51
Massive Turnout For Pullman Open Day
Applicants waiting outside the gate at Pullman Nadi Bay Resort during the Open Day on January 17, 2019 .Photo Charles Chambers

 

Over 1000 people braved the Nadi heat during the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa Open Day at Wailoaloa yesterday. This  was their quest to be selected to work in the resort.

In a new orderly fashion for the interview process for the Open Day, applicants were streamline, through the process before the final phase which was the interview.

The resort also had on hand the Fiji National Provident Fund, Land Transport Authority, nurses and the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission where workers could refer to if they needed to.

The Pullman Nadi Bay property has been developed by the Gokal group and will be managed by the global Accor chain under its upscale Pullman brand.

Resort General Manager Kahl, Warwick said he was overwhelmed with the response they got on the first day.

“We were expecting around 500 to come in on the first day but this has been really good,” Mr Warwick said.

“This first day has been a lot more than we expected and we had people lining up from 6am this morning (yesterday).”

“We are really excited to meet and interview these people and talk to them about the Pullman and Accor brands and also about the future of the hotel at Wailoaloa.”

Mr Warwick said they were looking at around 500 people coming through today but they saw over 1000 applicants walk through the gates.

The resort expects about 1500 more to come in for the interview today .

“The turnout has been big.”

Mr Warwick said they had also received a huge response through emails and Facebook and advertising had also raised the response.

Applicants were first brought in to fill in forms.

They were then taken for medical checkup and then interviews by the Pullman team.

For those applying for the Food and Beverage section, porters and engineering staff, driving licence was necessary and the Land Transport Authority was available to assist.

The FNPF staff were also available to assist those with problems while those with complaints also had a team from the FCCC on hand.

The resort has snacks and beverages available for those who were feeling hungry from the wait.

Mr Warwick said it was also pleasing to see applicants had come well dressed for the interviews as this was a first impression the resort got of them.

Director Talents and Culture, Uraia Rasake said all applications would be scrutinised and those making it to the second round of interviews would be contacted from next week.

“We have a lot of applications to go through and we need to select the best as this is a five star resort.

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