With a recent surge of hospitality work becoming available in the UK, hiring is on the up.
Recruiters in the UK’s hospitality sector are to become even busier in 2014 as rates of hiring in the hospitality industry have risen in the last few months of this year. An upturn in hiring is plain to see in a survey publish by the Confederation of British Industry.
Despite the growth of hospitality jobs available to everybody nationwide, a worry for skill shortages has shined through with the new demand for staff.
According to the survey by the Confederation of British Industry, a total of 151 firms in the UK, including restaurants, bars and hotels said that their staff numbers grew strongly for the third time since last year.
The evidence of a rise in UK employment for the hospitality sector and its associated businesses comes as organisation The National Forest says it will create up to 2,000 new jobs in six years thanks to an increase in the tourism levels that the UK is bringing.
The research, which was also carried out by The National Forest, has said that the organisation expects to hire a massive total of 6,500 people in the woodland based economy by 2020, which comes as a direct result of the economic value and visitor numbers brought to the area through tourism and local naturalists.
The National Forest are also said to be providing work opportunities for both training and work preparation for young adults in their local community as well as those who suffer from employability barriers, which will both aid the National Forest and teach young adults and alike valuable work skills.
A massive 21% of growth was since in 2014 for the uprising of the hospitality sector, as jobs advertised went skyward with their figures. A total of 34,000+ jobs were being advertised for a number of hospitality businesses through the Caterer.com website. The year on year growth was also considerably stronger, seeing a sizeable increase of 14%, with equalled to a grand total of 126,000+ individual job postsings being listed on the site.
So, what does this mean for the hospitality industry? Is it good that more opportunies are becoming available or is it going to be difficult to fill the demand with skills workers?
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