Hi I’ve been checking out your website and found it very detailed & useful. I do have a question you may be able to help with. I’m moving to the island for the winter and was wondering when the hiring begins for the winter season. Focusing on mostly on Hospitality and food & beverage work.
Thanks for your time!
Mahalo, Seaking Employment
Dear Seaking Employment,
The winter season does pick up some but nothing like the summer season. I don’t know if there is a “hiring season”, but if there is one, it’s early in the year just before summer.
If you’re planning on moving to the island “for the winter” only, you’ll have trouble getting a job. It’s very difficult to get a job on Maui straight from the mainland (especially in today’s economy). Employers want to hire people that have been working on island for over a year or so. Otherwise, they might be spending all their time training someone that plans on leaving asap. It’s a bit of a catch-22, but it makes sense.
If you’re only coming for the winter, I suggest you feel around for a low-difficulty, easily-trained job before you arrive. Otherwise, save some money, and come for a few months without working. If you’re only coming for 3-4 months, I wouldn’t hire you.
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