Articles tagged “labor”

MGM Resorts Leads U.S. Travel Sector With Job Cuts So Far in 2019

MGM Resorts Leads U.S. Travel Sector With Job Cuts So Far in 2019

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The U.S. is enjoying a tight labor market. But not every company is thriving. Data exclusively compiled by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reveals the most notable job cutbacks in 2019 by companies in the hotel, attractions, airline, and airport sectors.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Jobs Data Predict Slowdown in Hospitality Sector Employment

U.S. Jobs Data Predict Slowdown in Hospitality Sector Employment

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Look beyond monthly jobs reports to see a bigger picture. The U.S. leisure and hospitality sector will cut its employment growth by roughly half over the next decade, according to a government forecast. Hoteliers will cope by boosting the productivity of their existing workforce through training.

1 month ago

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Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

Winning the War for Talent: 5 Ways Hospitality Brands Can Attract and Keep Great Employees

FPG + Skift

The hospitality industry in particular has struggled with recruiting and retaining workers over the last few years, as unemployment rates have dropped and tighter restrictions on immigration and work visas have been enforced. But there are a few things companies can do to develop a strong workforce.

1 month ago

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Aims to Cope With Likely Strikes During Peak Season

Irene García Pérez, Christopher Jasper, and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

Ryanair expects minimal cancellations if pilots in Britain and Ireland go ahead with a strike as planned. But anticipated moves in the next few weeks promise many labor actions. Ryanair passengers should keep an eye on their flight statuses.

2 months ago

China Bars Cathay Pacific Staff Who Participated in Hong Kong Protests

China Bars Cathay Pacific Staff Who Participated in Hong Kong Protests

Blake Schmidt, Bloomberg

This is an ugly move from the Beijing authorities. So much for "one country, two systems." Two countries would have been a helluva lot better.

2 months ago

U.S. Job Growth in Travel for July Rises Despite Labor Shortages

U.S. Job Growth in Travel for July Rises Despite Labor Shortages

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A strong job market means lots of consumers are spending on domestic travel. But rising wages and recently tightened rules on visas for seasonal workers are pressuring some sectors. We take a sector-by-sector look.

3 months ago

American Airlines and Its Mechanics Are Headed to Court

American Airlines and Its Mechanics Are Headed to Court

Associated Press

American can certainly come up with other options beyond the court to win over its workers.

4 months ago

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

American Airlines Asks Court to Stop Disruptive Slowdown by Mechanics

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks. The whole industry will be watching how a judge rules in the matter.

5 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2019: Labor Shortages Force a Wake-Up Call

Travel Megatrends 2019: Labor Shortages Force a Wake-Up Call

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From cockpits to guest rooms, the travel and tourism industry confronts a dire need in finding and training qualified job applicants to fill their needs. Training and rewarding workers in even the lowest-paying jobs is vital because they can make or break a brand or a trip.

8 months ago

Emirates to Hire Pilots From Etihad and Other Airlines With Cash Troubles

Emirates to Hire Pilots From Etihad and Other Airlines With Cash Troubles

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

A lack of cockpit crew has been a factor in Emirates' moves to trim its number of flights. But the carrier may have a fix. A new memo shows that the Dubai giant has pinpointed 500 suitable applicants from airlines experiencing financial trouble.

8 months ago

Some Airlines Drop Venezuela Layovers to Avoid Turmoil for Crews

Some Airlines Drop Venezuela Layovers to Avoid Turmoil for Crews

Irene García, Bloomberg

European carriers Iberia and TAP have added stops in the Caribbean. They will let their workers stay overnight elsewhere than in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, which is plagued with political violence. Smart.

9 months ago

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Brexit Is Costing Cornwall, England Its Hotel Bartenders

Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg

Brexit's impact is one wake-up notice after another for England's tourism industry. And the wake-up is harsh.

10 months ago