Job Report: Retirement and hospitality lag behind other sectors of the economy

Published: Monday, April 4, 2022

Tory Emerson Burns, executive vice president of public affairs and policy at the U.S. Travel Association, issued the following statement in the March Employment Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which found that 431,000 jobs were added together, with 112,000 retiring and retiring.

“Of the remaining 1.6 million jobs being restored, a staggering 1.5 million are in retirement and hospitality alone, which directly points to uneven recovery in the sector and how quickly federal policy is needed to restore the travel workforce. Despite this month’s employment gains, growth in the leisure and hospitality sectors has been slow to make up for more than two years of epidemic-related losses. The slow return of business and the lack of staff available with the cost of international travel is limiting the recovery of leisure and hospitality, even recovering other sectors of the economy এবং and in some cases, exceeding pre-epidemic levels.

“The Biden administration and Congress need to formulate stable policies, such as the end of the Covid-era travel restrictions, the need for pre-departure testing for inbound travelers, and the federal mask mandate on public transport. In addition, it is time to release all approved H-2B visas on the cap to accelerate the recovery of the travel industry and the recovery of its workforce. ”

The U.S. Travel Association will bring industry leaders to Capitol Hill next week to meet with lawmakers to discuss critical policies to restore travel during the association’s annual legal fly-in event, Destination Capitol Hill.

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