The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is hosting a job fair for hospitality workers that will double as the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration.
The pandemic hit the hospitality industry hard with the extensive pause in travel and tourism. Hospitality businesses and individual roles made up a great portion of the 44,000 jobs lost in Arkansas due to the pandemic. The event is called “Big On Little Rock Hospitality Industry Job Fair.”
Hospitality workers and newcomers to the hospitality industry are encouraged to attend the event on May 4, 2021, 10am to 6pm.
“As COVID clouds begin to clear, the state’s hospitality industry needs more workers to help regain its position as a $7.4 billion economic force in Arkansas. The Big On Little Rock Hospitality Industry Job Fair represents the best opportunity yet for workers who lost their jobs in 2020 as well those Arkansans looking to enter the hospitality workforce for the first time,” LRCVB president and CEO Gretchen Hall said in a statement.
LRCVB had its 50th anniversary in 2020, but due to the pandemic they were unable to have a celebration. Big on Little Rock will allow LRCVB to celebrate its anniversary in what they are referring to as their “50+1” year of providing resources for Arkansans.