hospitality

Why aren’t workers returning to restaurants and hotels?

Why aren’t workers returning to restaurants and hotels?

After nearly 16 months, COVID-19 -related restrictions are lifting across the nation, breathing life back into the hospitality industry as people return to dining out at restaurants and traveling for both business and pleasure. In an industry hard-hit by the pandemic — employment in the industry is down by 2.8 million, or 16.8%, since February 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics — this return to normal is a welcome trend, however many businesses are struggling to fill essential positions to handle the increasing capacity. “We’ve been hearing a lot in the general media that operators believe it…
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