Divi Resorts recently announced it was cutting a limited amount of 21 positions across its resorts in Aruba. Divi has taken this measure to arm itself against the expected drop in visitor numbers, according to the resort group.
Several other resorts have decided to follow a similar path in order cope with the expected decrease in revenue. This is unprecedented in Aruba’s hospitality industry, where in the past the standard procedure was to ask workers to take unpaid leave and vacations.
On the other side, there seems to be enough activity and investments elsewhere on the island to eventually absorb the people who have become obsolete. On this website I have written about several new projects that are opening, and that are in the pipeline. A nice example is Aruba Marriott which continuously is looking for new staff.