Monaco’s first-ever Employment Forum was swamped with applicants on Friday, September 15, underlining the Principality’s key role as a regional employer.

“This day will undoubtedly be positive, both for businesses and for those who are looking for work. Initiatives like these are particularly welcome in the current context. We are meeting a need which is incontestable and for which we must all mobilise,” said Minister of State Pierre Dartout during his opening speech at the Grimaldi Forum.

A long queue formed during the first hours of the Forum and at least 3,500 potential employees attended during the day.

“We must continue to stimulate employment by relying on promising initiatives, such as this Forum of Employment, to try to attract as many future employees as possible to the Principality. Many of them think they cannot work in Monaco and this Forum today demonstrates the opposite,” said Christophe Robino, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, when he spoke to the press.

Another Forum is planned for next spring, with a particular emphasis on recruitment for the hospitality sector.

MAIN PHOTO: Minister of Health and Social Affairs Christophe Robino (left) and Minister of State Pierre Dartout Monaco Government Press Service