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A memorandum of understanding was signed today between the Government of Grenada and Royal Caribbean Group bringing the cruise company and the Government of Grenada together to create employment opportunities for Grenadians.  
This includes hosting a large-scale job recruitment drive.  
The memorandum was signed by Minister for Tourism Dr Clarice Modeste-Curwen and Wendy McDonald, Regional Vice President – Government Relations, Caribbean, of the Royal Caribbean Group.  
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The Grenada Tourism Authority ( GTA) says this partnership supports expanding employment opportunities for qualified Grenadians to work on cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean Group, as the company seeks to generate opportunities for employing a high-quality workforce from the Caribbean region.  
The Government of Grenada says it is committed to working with Royal Caribbean Group to help promote and host official recruitment events, the first of which ran from May 9 to 11, 2022 and will continue with a second job fair in Grenada from July 12 to 14, 2022.  
Onsite support and guidance will be provided to ensure a secure and streamlined process.  
Minister Modeste-Curwen stated: “Our main priority is to ensure that Grenadians can secure job opportunities on board the ships to gain valuable experience, receive training under the best tutelage and hone their skills. The Government of Grenada is committed to providing assistance and cooperation on an ongoing basis to this end, to include assisting with the processing of documentation required to recruit and embark the seafarers.”  
The Minister continued: “Royal Caribbean Group in return commits to using all reasonable efforts to recruit the seafarers by hiring directly or engaging with local hiring partners. This is a wonderful opportunity that job-ready Grenadians should take advantage of.”  

Minister for Tourism Dr Clarice Modeste-Curwen and Wendy McDonald, Regional Vice President – Government Relations, Caribbean, of the Royal Caribbean Group.

“This job recruitment effort creates a special opportunity to expand Royal Caribbean Group’s relationship with Grenada,” said McDonald. “We are happy that the Government of Grenada will give us this avenue to build on the talented pool of seafarers from the Caribbean to help us continue providing our guests with vacation memories that last a lifetime.” 
The following is a list of available positions:  
Marine  
Junior Seaman  
Junior Engineman  
Assistant Electrician  
Assistant Refrigeration Engineer  
Assistant Repairman (Plumber/Welder)  
Assistant Carpenter  
Assistant Upholsterer  
 
Operations  
Laundry Attendants  
Galley Stewards  
Entry Level Cold Galley  
Entry Level Hot Galley  
Entry Level Butchers  
Entry Level Pastry/Bakers  
Restaurant Attendants / Assistant Waiters  
Bar Utility/Bar Waiters/Bar Tender (previous ship experience, preferable)  
Storekeepers  
Public Area Attendants/Cabin Stewards (previous shipboard experience)  
Cruise staff  
Youth Staff  
Sport Staff  
 
Specialty positions  
Casino (ALL positions – Dealers, Slot Techs, Cashiers, etc.) Culinary (Chef positions)  
Housekeeping (Supervisor and Management)  
Beverage (Supervisor and Management)  
Cruise Staff (Technicians – Light, Sound, etc.)  
Photo (Manager, Photographer, Studio Artist) 
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