Hotels Face Dire Labour Shortage

  • 13 Dec 2016 1:00 AM
Hotels Face Dire Labour Shortage
A stunning 93% of hotels say they are not able to fill job vacancies, Világgazdaság writes, citing a representative survey of the Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association (MSZÉSZ).

There is a shortage in nearly all hotelier work, from cleaners to chefs, receptionists and dishwashers.

The average wage in the sector is roughly 25% below the national average. At the annual meeting members agreed that the impending wage hike will not stop the outflow of personnel from the sector, but will burden smaller, mostly rural hotels, where the proportion of employees working for the minimum wage is highest.

Hotels will be using the reduction of VAT from next year to address the problem.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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