Labor data shows hiring bump in hotel F&B
Housekeeping staffing continued to show an increase in addition to the uptick in both servers and kitchen staff at hotel restaurants.
REPORT FROM THE U.S.—Hotel employment numbers continue to improve, gaining an additional two points towards “normal” pre-COVID19 staffing levels, according to labor management data collected by Hotel Effectiveness.
On average, U.S. hotels added 0.5 full-time employees over the past week, mostly in the food and beverage department. Front-desk staffing levels remained steady, but a slight uptick in housekeeping positions corresponded with continued growth in occupancy.
The addition of workers in F&B consisted of both restaurant servers and kitchen staff. So far, the banquet department remains empty as meetings business has not yet begun to recover. This past holiday weekend accounts for some of the F&B improvements, with resort operators experiencing high occupancy and “nearly normal” guest expectations for on-premise services.
The data and charts above represent a sample of more than 3,300 same-store hotels and excludes hotels which have been closed during the analyzed period.
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