Getting the message out: Hospitality is an industry of opportunity

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By Paul Schlienz

 

Careers in the hospitality industry are often misunderstood.

“During the push to raise the minimum wage, in Seattle, I had city council members tell me that hospitality offers low paying, dead-end jobs,” said David Watkins, general manager of The Sound Hotel.

This is an all too common perception of hotels and restaurants, perhaps, but also one that distorts a much more positive truth: While there are entry-level jobs in hospitality, it is also an industry of opportunity where people can enter with limited skills, learn on the job and follow career pathways that can lead to very rewarding, long-term employment.

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