By Delaney Corson, PourMyBeer
What accounted for the staffing crisis?
892,000 workers have chosen to leave the industry amidst the pandemic. At first, it was thought to be due to industry instability, but studies have shown that it goes well beyond that. The Washington Post stated: “The industry has 1.7 million fewer jobs filled than before the pandemic, despite posting almost a million job openings in March, along with hotels, and raising pay 3.6 percent, an average of 58 cents an hour, in the first three months of 2021.” This fact shows that workers are choosing to change industries despite plenty of job openings. Let’s break down the leading causes of workers leaving the industry.