AHLA: U.S. HOTELS ADD 700 JOBS IN MAY DESPITE WORKFORCE CHALLENGES

U.S. HOTELS ADDED 700 jobs in May, highlighting persistent workforce shortages, with 191,500 vacancies since early 2020, according to the American
Hotel & Lodging Association. However, a survey by AHLA of hoteliers in May found 76 percent of respondents are experiencing a staffing shortage and 13 percent
reported they are severely understaffed, meaning the shortage is affecting their hotel’s ability to operate.

By comparison, in a January survey, 67 percent said they were experiencing a staffing shortage, and 72 percent said they were unable to fill open positions.

Total hotel employment is now approximately 1.92 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is still 191,500 short of pre-pandemic levels in
February 2020, highlighting the ongoing struggle to find workers.