Giles Fuchs, 56, had no choice but to enter the kitchen of his Burg Island hotel to wash dishes due to the labor shortage crisis in England.
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Hotels and cafes across the country offered employees bonuses of up to 1,000 pounds (about 1,400 dollars) for filling vacancies, according to writer Arthi Nachyapan in his report, published by the British newspaper, The Times .
The British Hospitality Authority said that there is a staff shortage in Britain of about 188,000 people, which represents a vacancy rate of 9%.
Jimmy Rogers, head chef at Twenty Seven in Kings Bridge, Devon, still has two vacancies for chef and manager despite offering a £1,000 bonus three weeks ago.
The Michelin-starred restaurant Le Gavroche in central London has temporarily stopped serving lunch, and restaurant managers say they have struggled to find qualified staff, due to the consequences of post-Brexit immigration restrictions.
This week, the Scottish chain of Carrer hotels laid out plans to spend 1 million pounds (about 1.4 million dollars) to attract and retain staff.
The group, which is looking for 35 new employees, is expected to offer benefits including driving lessons, paid leave on the day the employees’ children start school, and a day off for Christmas.
Kate Nichols, chief executive of the British Hospitality Authority, said: “With structured training, you can move from the rank of junior employee to the rank of restaurant management in about 18 months, and if you have the competence, there are jobs at the managerial level with a salary of up to £60,000. (about $84,000) to many of these people.”
Looking for workers
A British government spokesman said the government was working with the Hospitality Authority to “promote better employment opportunities” in the industry through job centres.
The spokesman added that the government has been supporting workers through a scheme that provides funding to employers to create jobs for young people between 16 and 24 years old on a universal credit basis, as well as expanding the scope of “vocational training and apprenticeship offerings.”
Britain’s logistics industry is facing an acute shortage of truck drivers after the exodus of European truck drivers, and about a third of logistics companies expect they will not be able to fill vacancies for heavy truck drivers this year.
Overall, hotel services and clubs may struggle to reopen after security staff quit their jobs during the shutdown, and industry leaders believe more than half of job openings in the sector may remain vacant.