Slovenia - Labour shortages in hospitality - June 30, 2018

The Hospitality and Tourism Trade Union and the Chamber of Commerce stated that there is a huge shortage of workers in the hospitality sector, even though the peak tourist season hasn't even begun yet. A number of tourism establishments are looking to hire foreign waiters, chefs, chambermaids, and receptionists. According to the union, one of the main reasons for the shortage is the fact that the work is too hard, while the wages are too low. The union also criticises the precarious nature of the jobs. Labour inspectors say that employers in hospitality and tourism are among the biggest violators of labour laws. Figures released by the Employment Service show that waiters are in short supply.

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