The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is going to work with California-based Eightfold.ai to help tourism workers find jobs.
The Eightfold Talent Exchange is a marketplace connecting workers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic with available jobs.
Using advanced deep-learning artificial intelligence (AI), the Exchange matches people to the right jobs in companies that are hiring, says a press release of the UNWTO.
All 159 UNWTO Member States as well as the more-than-500 Affiliate Members will benefit from direct access to the platform, it adds.
They will also be able to offer Talent Exchange to workers who have lost their tourism-related jobs due to the pandemic.
At the same time, workers can sign up to find available jobs that make use of their skills and experiences.
Members that have hiring needs also can sign up to post jobs and find talents who can do the jobs immediately.
Zurab Pololikashvili, UNWTO secretary-general, said, "The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the global tourism sector hard, and up to 120 million jobs are at risk. However, tourism has a long history of adapting and embracing innovation. This partnership will be a great help to the many millions of people who are dependent on tourism for their livelihoods, while also connecting employers with the very best talent our sector has to offer."
Kamal Ahluwalia, president of Eightfold.ai, said, "With Eightfold Talent Exchange, we're providing all members of UNWTO with a platform that can unite Members over a shared goal: getting individuals who have lost their jobs back to work. The AI powering the Exchange understands the capabilities of each person: both the skills that they have from their work experience, and the skills that they could easily learn."
For more information on Eightfold Talent Exchange and for a list of participating organizations, one can visit Eightfold Talent Exchange website.