Restaurants struggle to find staff
About 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Hours, 49 Minutes ago.
Bars and restaurants are struggling to recruit enough staff and some may not be able to fully reopen in May, after thousands of workers left the sector.
Venue owners say they are expecting huge demand from customers, but staff shortages may mean they have to limit opening hours.
Figures suggest more than one in ten UK hospitality workers left the industry in the last year.
Recruitment site Caterer.com said the pandemic and Brexit were to blame.
Some have managed to find alternative employment, but a high proportion may have left the UK altogether, the recruiter said.
So, although many hospitality workers were laid off during the last 12 months, restaurateurs are now finding it hard to fill places.