Overcoming labour shortages: HOTREC’s proposals

The hospitality sector significantly contributes to the EU economy, while it creates jobs and growth (11 million for the EU27). It is an inclusive sector that promotes gender balance and provides many first working experiences to the youth.

Nevertheless, since the COVID aftermath, the sector is facing labour and skills shortages to an unprecedented extent. HOTREC’s position paper on labour shortages aims at analysing the reasons for the current phenomena and puts forward concrete solutions. We believe that enhancing legal migration; promoting different forms of work and the image of the sector; developing education and training programmes; revamping the hospitality skills passport, and promoting digitalised procedures could be possible ways out of this crisis.

In addition, the paper highlights initiatives taken by HOTREC members at the national level to tackle these challenges.

We remain engaged to, together with the EU institutions, continue working on possible solutions.

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28 Nov
28/11/2022    
15:00 - 17:00
Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels List of Participants Draft Agenda for ExCom meeting on 28 November 2022 PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 16:30, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, [...]
European Hospitality Day - Event at European Parliament
29/11/2022    
08:30 - 14:30
HOTREC is organising meetings and exchanges for HOTREC members at the European Parliament on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in Brussels.
Meeting with DG EMPL - European Hospitality Skills Passport
13/12/2022    
10:00 - 11:00
Participants: European Commission: - Angelica Barrows - DG EMPL - Christelle Guyot - DG EMPL - IT support - Francesco Losappio - DG EMPL - [...]
13 Dec
13/12/2022    
16:00 - 17:00
Slides and the recording of the session were uploaded to the website
Meeting with Commission - revision of the social dialogue
15/12/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
On 15 December 2022, the European Commission (DG EMPL) met with social partners to discuss the future revision of the social dialogue. Participants - List [...]
Events on 28/11/2022
28 Nov