Covid-19 puts 114,000 hospitality jobs at risk

As many as 114,000 jobs could be lost in Ireland’s hospitality industry without government support for the sector, according to a report published as lockdown measures are tightened once again in Dublin. According to a report commissioned by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), 65% of jobs in service industry venues in the country could be lost, including those in pubs, bars and restaurants. The report suggests that as many as 114,000 accommodation and…

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US hospitality sector sees 1.5m workers return

Businesses in the US hospitality industry brought back 1.5 million employees in June as economic activity in the country picked up following the relaxation of lockdown measures in certain states. Lockdown measures implemented in the US to stem the spread of Covid-19 resulted in closures and rising unemployment across the country between March and April. However, as these measures have begun easing, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found that total employment rose by 4.8m…

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