According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the month of April 2021, most industries have yet to return to pre-pandemic staffing. The lone positive standout? Leisure and hospitality, which added 331,000 positions as it begins to recover from outsized losses incurred during the height of the pandemic. An estimated 670,000 hotel operation jobs and nearly 4 million hospitality jobs were lost in 2020 due to the pandemic, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s State of the Hotel Industry 2021 report.
Restaurant, hotel, and resort employers who may have furloughed or laid off