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Meliá Braco Village Hotel to Open in December

The Braco Village, near Rio Bueno, Trelawny, has been closed for some time. The government owned property is slated to re-open in December 2015 in time for the winter tourist season. Braco is owned by the National Insurance Fund, which has an agreement with Melia to operate the property under a 15-year lease.

It will be managed under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ brand all inclusive portfolio. The ‘new’ hotel will be called Meliá Braco Village and is currently being extensively refurbished.

General manager, Dimitris Kosvogiannis has high ambitions for Melia Braco Village: “We want to breach the five-star hotel standard; we want to be first hotel that approaches the six star.”

With the re-opening comes the requirement for new workers, Kosvogiannis, stressed that the work force will be Jamaican, ideally 100% Jamaican. He said he wanted the best that Jamaica has to offer. If you know you’re the best and you are from the Trelawny area, you will be interested to hear about the job fair next month.

We are pleased to announce this new employment opportunity to our readers. There will be a two-day job fair, the first of which will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on September 19, followed by another in October.

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Job Fair

Meliá Braco Village Hotel in Trelawny will host a job fair in Montego Bay, St. James next month to recruit some 440 employees.

The hotel is slated to open in December in time for the winter tourist season and expects up to 70 percent capacity for the 225 rooms property.

According to General Manager of the Meliá Braco Village Hotel, Dimitri Kosvogiannis, the hiring process has begun, with the hotel utilizing the Labour Ministry’s electronic labour exchange database to recruit.

Mr. Kosvogiannis adds that the hotel is 100 percent committed to hiring a Jamaican staff and will ensure that the hotel recruits the best that Jamaica has to offer even if that means taking employees from other hotels

The works are reportedly on time and on budget for completion in December.

The Meliá Braco village will have two hotels on one all-inclusive property, catering to couples and families as well as providing exclusive concierge level brand service for other guests.

Mr. Kosvogiannis was speaking on (August 11,2015) at a press conference at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston.


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    • It’s a job fair. You don’t send your resume; you bring your resume as they want to see you at the job fair. The idea of a job fair is that everyone gets an opportunity to present themselves in person.

  1. Normally a job fair will want police record, etc. I am doing dining room so I would have to bring in an application and resume, food handlers, police record, certificate, etc. Any one knows there????

  2. I saw in one article where the job fairs will be on the 19 and the 20.. but in another it says September and October, so am a bit confuse

  3. I saw in one article where the job fairs will be on the 20 and the 21.. but in another it says September and October, so am a bit confuse

  4. I drop my application already keeping my fingers cross to receive a call.. But When Is the next job fair date in October? only need the date please and thank you.

  5. There are so many questions that I am not able to answer. I can only put out the info that is made available. I do not know the date of a job fair in October. I will post the information when I get it.


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