Jobseekers can now download the JOBmatch app launched this week by Greece’s Public Employment Service (DYPA) and connect with employers in tourism, hospitality, and F&B offering vacant positions.

The new app, available for both iOS and Android devices, is free of charge and aims to help tourism businesses fill some 50,000 vacant positions as the peak tourism season is about to begin.

Users – employers and jobseekers – should begin by creating a profile on the app, then specify preferences or needs such as location, pay, position, salary, required skills, and qualifications. App categories currently include positions at ski resorts and ski rentals, sales, parking, beaches, sea sports, car/moto rentals and cruise ships.

JOBmatch will then assess the data and generate the best related results. Users will be able from there to arrange job interviews in person or via video call.

Labor Minister Domna Michailidou praised the application as an innovative solution to support the crucial sectors of tourism and Food & Beverage, which are currently facing labor shortages and unemployment..

However, in response to the news, the Panhellenic Federation of Catering and Tourist Industry Employees (POEEET) is calling on the Labor Ministry to withdraw the application claiming that employers and interest parties can negotiate salaries bypassing collective labor agreements.

JOBmatch – available only in Greek – can be found here.