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Estimated 40,000 Vacancies In Tourism Sector

There's a "chronic" shortage of staff, especially in hospitality.

There are an estimated 40,000 vacancies across the tourism sector.

New Fáilte Ireland research reveals many businesses have cut opening hours and reduced menus due to staff shortages.

Around 30 percent of staff have left the sector since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Vintners' Federation of Ireland says chefs in particular are in short supply.

Laois' Colin Donnery, CEO of FRS Recruitment, says covid-enforced closures have had a lasting impact on every part of industry:


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