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Hospitality sector ‘facing jobs crisis’ despite rise in vacancies

Recent research by RSM showcased that the number of new job vacancies in the hospitality sector rose by 46% in the last two weeks

The hospitality sector is currently “facing a jobs crisis” that threatens to hold back its recovery, according to PaulNewman, head of leisure and hospitality at RSM.  In a statement, which comes one week after venues resumed indoor trading, Newman called on the government to consider the “relaxation of visa barriers” – after Brexit/Covid-19 has reduced the pool of foreign-born workers by almost one million – “acutely impacting” the leisure and hospitality sector.

Recent research by the group also showcased that the number of new job vacancies in the hospitality sector rose by 46% in the last two weeks.

In total, there are 39,167 live vacancies for hospitality jobs in food and drink posted in the last two weeks on Indeed a job website, up by 46% from 26,736 postings the week before. ….

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