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A “serious labor shortage” has led to a surge in hospitality wages

According to Wes Lambert, CEO of Restaurant and Catering Australia, there is a “significant labor shortage” in the Australian hospitality industry.

“There are many reasons why it’s important. Certainly, it’s something that needs to be addressed at a better level,” Lambert told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

Lambert said nearly 40% of all jobs advertised at SEEK are hospitality jobs, and companies across the country are struggling to fill their positions.

“In the long run, we need more Australians to participate in hospitality training and apprenticeship. Indeed, industry wages are skyrocketing due to shortages.

“I’ve heard that there are companies that usually pay $ 40 an hour for positions in their 20s and sign on to bonuses.”

A “serious labor shortage” has led to a surge in hospitality wages

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