Governor proclaims May as Hospitality Month, spotlighting lifelong careers through multiple job fairs


Source: Yahoo! Finance
PR Newswire
May 1, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As the hospitality industry ramps up hiring for peak tourism season in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed May as Careers in Hospitality Month.

To recognize that, the Employment Security Department, Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation, WorkSource job centers, community-based organizations and schools are working with the industry to host hospitality celebrations and hiring events across the state.

“The hospitality industry has opportunities at every level – providing entry level positions, lifelong careers, second chances and career-connected learning skills that transfer to other industries,” Inslee said in his Hospitality Month Proclamation.

It’s a critical time for the hospitality industry because of a worsening industry-wide labor shortage, according to Washington Hospitality Association data. And as hospitality employers gear up for the summer high season, Washington hotels and restaurants are looking to staff up – especially in management positions where employees can earn $60,000 and $70,000 per year.

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