The Westerdok in Amsterdam (Picture: Wikimedia Commons / Milliped) - Credit: The Westerdok in Amsterdam (Picture: Wikimedia Commons / Milliped)
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 20:00
Floating hotel to hire 100 unemployed Amsterdammers
The Good Hotel, a floating boat hotel, will dock in Amsterdam in May 2015 hiring 100 unemployed Amsterdam residents for a year. The hotel will serve as an educational working environment with proper training facilities for previously unemployed workers without a specific training in hospitality industry, the group organizing the hotel said. The Good Hotel is run by Good Hospitality Group that aims to establish high-end hotels while providing work experience and training for unemployed. Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and the city's aldermen threw their support behind the idea, granting it a permit on the condition that the organization actually provides temporary employment and education for the chosen staff members. In May 2016 the boat will leave Amsterdam and sail to Rio De Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, where it will serve as a similar educational platform for unemployed Brazilian youth.