Travel, Tourism Industry Urging US Government to Address Unfilled Jobs

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July 25. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced it believes 412,000 industry jobs in the United States will remain unfilled this year.

According to data from the WTTC, one in 18 travel and tourism jobs remained vacant during the first half of 2022, highlighting a talent crunch that has plagued the sector since early 2021. An estimated 321,000 positions went unfilled in the January-June period.

In the third quarter, worker shortages are expected to persist, peaking at 412,000 sector job vacancies, a seven percent shortfall. In 2021, welcomed 480,000 jobs back into the market as the industry bounced back from the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the positive growth in 2021, sightseeing transportation, accommodation and recreation are experiencing the most serious labor shortages this year. Employers in the accommodation industry continue to struggle finding suitable candidates for nearly one in seven hotel-and-resort job postings.

Source: Travel Pulse

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