As of May 2023, about 193,000 employees have been laid off throughout the tech industry, according to Layoffs.fyi. Contrary to a reduction in corporate and tech hiring, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that operators of hotels, bars, and restaurants are currently among the country’s fastest-growing employers.
The hospitality industry has been quietly rebuilding its workforce after job cuts during the pandemic. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, leisure and hospitality added an average of 79,000 jobs per month in 2022. Fast forward to February 2023, and the Labor Department’s jobs report found that leisure and hospitality added 105,000 jobs…nearly one-third of the added jobs that month.
There are several factors contributing to the growth of the hotel industry following the pandemic, including increased tourism and business travel and expansion/development of hotel chains. While there are still challenges and uncertainties facing the industry, it is expected to continue to be a major employer and contributor to the United States economy in the coming years.
It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
The steady growth of the hotel industry has led to job creation in various roles, such as housekeeping, front desk, and management positions. And while more in-person help is always beneficial, Guest Supply offers solutions to simplify procedures and improve efficiencies.
When it comes to housekeeping, Guest Supply offers cleaning solutions that require fewer products and steps to drive efficiencies and improve productivity among staff such as the Sanitaire Hydroclean hard floor washer. This handy, timesaving tool vacuums and washes in one step — no spray bottles, mops, buckets, or cloths required. Make sure your hotel is prepared to quickly train new employees by choosing multipurpose solutions such as the Reliable Pronto Plus 2-in-1 Steam Cleaning System. And when it comes to making the bed, the DUO Mock Duvet Cover Top of Bed System is the best way to improve ergonomic and operational efficiencies. As your hotel continues to grow and add more staff, Guest Supply is your partner to help manage and improve training and efficiencies. Explore our range of products or contact your territory manager to discuss the best options for your hotel.