Ilocos Norte’s Tourism Industry Needs More Workers

The Provincial Tourism Office will hire more tourism workers to better serve and assist visitors here, amid the expected influx of tourists these summer holidays.

“Our tourism employment program is in again this summer so we are again hiring tourism ambassadors, first aid personnel, utility persons, and senior citizen guides. Basic qualification is they should be at least 18 years old and show interest in tourism work,” Provincial Tourism Officer Aianree Raquel said Monday.

As in previous years, Raquel said students, out-of-school youth and senior citizens are most welcome to apply as long as they are passionate about promoting tourism in the province.

Since Friday last week, the Provincial Tourism Office has already started accepting applicants.

The additional workers shall assist the provincial government in serving as tourist aides, utility personnel, and paramedics in the 42 tourist centers across the province starting March until the end of the summer season.

Interested applicants may submit their credentials at the tourist center of the La Tabacalera Lifestyle Center, Laoag City, or to their respective city or municipal tourism officers until March 24, 2019.

As of this posting, Raquel said they are expecting to hire more than 200 additional staff this summer. (PNA)

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