How the hospitality industry is trying to lure workers

May 31, 2021
Many are offering bonuses. Some are pounding the streets for leads. And potential employees suggest being nicer to workers.
A "Help Wanted" sign is posted beside coronavirus safety guidelines at a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28.
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Restaurants in Texas are finding it hard to attract staff

May 7, 2021
Restaurants across the state are in fierce competition for workers — most of whom, post-COVID-19, want safer and better-paying jobs.
“About 91% of restaurants report openings they can't fill,” said Emily Williams Knight with the Texas Restaurant Association.
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Could Britain eat its way out of the COVID-19 economic crisis?

Aug 21, 2020
Thanks to a government-funded program, the country's restaurants are coming back from the brink.
A server carries food past a sign promoting the British government's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme to get consumers spending again.
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Airbnb begins process to go public

The company is using provisions of a 2012 law to keep its inner workings secret for now.
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Hotels, among the first businesses hit by COVID-19, are still less than half full

Jul 31, 2020
In the peak summer season, hotels are usually at least 80% full.
Since the pandemic started, about 1 in 3 hotel workers have been laid off and not called back, said Nick Bunker at the Indeed Hiring Lab.
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Would you miss tiny bottles of shampoo in hotel bathrooms?

Nov 25, 2019
Major hotel brands are promising to get rid of one of the most recognizable elements of the hotel experience: tiny bottles of shampoo.
Small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body lotion sit in a bathroom at a SpringHill Suites, a hotel operated by Marriott, in August in New Orleans.
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Why hotels are installing fewer bathtubs

Apr 22, 2019
Shower-only hotel rooms in the U.S. now make up nearly a quarter of all rooms.
Shower-only hotel rooms in the U.S. now make up nearly a quarter of all rooms.
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With California wildfires burning, it's a tough time to be running a Yosemite-area inn

Aug 10, 2018
"Business is a little dicey right now," Lori Howard says of her bed-and-breakfast.
Dead trees line a clearing as a helicopter battling the Ferguson fire passes behind in the Stanislaus National Forest in California on July 22.
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