Hotel industry sees improvements
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Consumer Products & Services
Thanks to added demand in the industry, the hotel sector has seen more workers since suffering setbacks at the beginning of the recession.
According to a study by PKF Hospitality Research, the number of hours worked in hotels in the United States rose by 3.1 percent in 2011 when compared to 2010, Hotels News Now reports. Industry insiders said that many hotels weren't able to handle added visitors without significantly increasing their number of employees.
"The improvement’s gotten to the point where hotel managers can no longer operate with a limited staff, and they have to staff up," Robert Mandelbaum, director of research information services for PKF told the source. "The good news is that revenues are now starting to recover, so it covers the incremental labor increase costs."
During the past few months, brands such as Marriott International have been adding thousands of workers. In an interview with Fox Business Channel's Neil Cavuto, J.W. Marriott said that thanks to more customers, the hotel chain would be hiring between 5,000 and 10,000 new employees in the coming months.
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