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French multinational hospitality company Accor, which owns, manages and franchises hotels, resorts and vacation properties, has announced that it will soon open a new hotel in Cyprus.

Accor is the largest hospitality company in Europe, and the sixth-largest hospitality company worldwide, operating in 5,300 locations in more than 110 countries around the world.

In light of the new hotel, which will be under the Mercure chain of hotels, the company has announced that it is seeking a number of employees to fill a variety of different positions.

In order to find the necessary members of staff, the company will carry out various open days for recruitment purposes.

On January 17, it will host an open day for front office staff, followed by a housekeeping open day on January 18. Food and beverage staff will be seen on January 19, followed by spa staff on January 20.

The company said that during the open days, those interested will have the opportunity to present themselves and their abilities in a simulation of real situations and conditions, related to the claimed position, in order to evaluate their interpersonal skills and capabilities.

Immediate feedback will be given to those interested, while a personal interview will follow for those who pass the evaluation stage. Both the assessment and the personal interview will last 15 minutes each.

To participate in the recruitment open days, interested parties can simply show up between the hours of 09:30-18:30 at the venue on a date relevant to their department, register at the entrance and wait for their turn or send the CV here:


Finding a job is still the number one problem for young people, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the Youth Board of Cyprus released this week, with 46 per cent of participants reporting as such.

In addition, according to the survey, the majority of young people today said that they were satisfied with their lifestyle, with 80 per cent of participants giving this response.

What is more, financial issues were highlighted as a point of importance, with 33 per cent reporting that they are facing financial problems and deem the high cost of living as a problem.

Moreover, 22 per cent reported low wages as a problem, followed by 20 per cent highlighting the issue of finding housing.


The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) ended Monday, January 16 with minor profits.

The general Cyprus Stock Market Index was at 93.31 points at 13:11 during the day, reflecting an increase of 0.03 per cent over the previous day of trading.

The FTSE / CySE 20 Index was at 56.31 points, representing an increase of 0.04 per cent.

The total value of transactions came up to €109,888.

In terms of the sub-indexes, the main, alternative and investment firm indexes fell by 0.11 per cent, 0.08 per cent and 1.86 per cent. The hotel index rose by 1.07 per cent.

The biggest investment interest was attracted by the Bank of Cyprus (+1.37 per cent), Hellenic Bank (+0.67 per cent), Salamis Tours (-1.08 per cent), Demetra (-2.02 per cent), and Vassiliko Cement Works Public Company (no change).

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