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Gold Coast Regional Jobs Committee releases report on local tourism workforce

Stage TwoThe Gold Coast Regional Jobs Committee, managed by RDA Gold Coast, has just released a review of the Gold Coast tourism and hospitality workforce.

Tourism and hospitality are vital sectors of the Gold Coast economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous impact on these sectors in a number of ways including:

  • Inability to trade due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Loss of workforce due to international students and migrants returning overseas
  • Loss of workforce due to staff transitioning to other sectors.

At a national level, there is a tight labour market across many sectors including hospitality and tourism. This is being keenly felt on the Gold Coast and as COVID-19 restrictions lift and tourists begin to come back, the industry is deeply concerned that they will not have the chefs, cooks, baristas, and hotel staff etc to meet demand. Download the full report to read more.

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