May is all about Hospitality

By Chad Pearson, Marketing, Outreach and Communications for the Employment Security Department

When partnerships are good, the results can be outstanding.

That’s why the Washington Hospitality Association and the Employment Security Department are again teaming up to promote May as Hospitality Month in Washington state.

Our goal is to create awareness around hospitality as a lifelong career, provide a solution to the industry’s labor shortage and to celebrate all things hospitality.

Hospitality is expected to add 3.3 million jobs nationwide in the next 10 years. That’s a lot of jobs, many of which will be career and leadership positions.

It’s also why we created within to encourage future managers to investigate careers in the industry.

This new website focused on the hospitality industry also provides tools that make it easier for you to find and hire qualified candidates. For free on the website, you can post jobs, as well as look for and manage candidates.

We anticipate Gov. Jay Inslee to proclaim May as 2018’s Hospitality Month and we’re planning events to help you fill your open positions and educate job seekers and influencers about the industry – so stay tuned!

You too can keep the momentum going. Connect with the Washington Hospitality Association to learn how you can connect to job seekers in your area and make hospitality careers a top choice for the next generation. 360-956-7279