Philippines – Companies operating in the local tourism and hospitality industry may stand to gain with the opening of search and recruitment firm ACI HR Solutions Limited’s first franchise operations in Manila.

The travel, tourism, hospitality and lifestyle executive search and recruitment firm has appointed respected veteran Consul General a.h. Robert Lim Joseph and Secretary General of Skal International Makati, Deedee Ledonio as its new franchisees.

“In today’s tight employment market, companies are struggling to find talent and are constantly looking for external assistance with the recruitment process. The combination of a booming tourism industry and new job creations, and the traditionally high staff turnover rate has created a high demand for skilled talent that is not easily sourced through traditional means,” said ACI HR Solutions CEO Andrew Chan.

Ms Ledonio commented that it was an opportune time for the partnership due to the emergence of the 100-hectare Entertainment City Project in Manila Bay where four approved integrated resort projects will soon open, in addition to the other properties developed across the country.