With tourism already the main economic pillar and generator of foreign exchange earnings, the government this week indicated that the project is vital to the future economic growth of St. Kitts and Nevis and the buttressing of the high-end tourism market. This they say fits into the overall plan for the development of a sustainable green island economy.
It was only in November that the final designs for the 5-star hotel were approved with Kier Construction Ltd being contracted to commence local hiring.
While updating other government officials on Monday this week, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Ricky Skerritt, said opportunities for employment so far advertised for the multi-million dollar Park Hyatt Hotel construction project, require construction supervisors, foremen, tradesmen, external works supervisors, store keepers, safety managers, engineers, surveyors, clerks, procurement officers, receptionists, quality inspectors, among others.
Skerritt is also encouraging Kittitians and Nevisians “…to vigorously pursue these employment opportunities that will come shortly.”