Worries about jobs in the hospitality industry are mounting

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

New CGA and CPL Learning's Hospitality Professional Panel survey reveals concern over job and business prospects

According to a poll conducted by CGA's Snap Pulse and CPL Learning, 72 percent of employees are either very concerned (39 percent) or slightly concerned (33 percent) about their near-term job security.

The fears were exacerbated by the enforced four-week closure of restaurants in England from Thursday 5th November followed by a "firebreak" stoppage in Wales and a string of closures in Scotland.

Two in five (42 percent) people in the industry also have concerns about long lasting job security-more than twice as many (22 percent) than in the CGA Hospitality Professionals poll near the end of the countries first wide lockdown operation in June.

"This survey illustrates how lockdowns and a steady stream of new trading restrictions have created widespread anxiety for hospitality professionals," said Chloe Sheerin, the CGA's chief consumer research officer.