ERIC Number: ED403437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Catering and Hospitality Industry--Key Facts and Figures. Research Report. Second Edition.
According to reliable statistical information from a wide variety of sources, the hospitality industry in the United Kingdom is a significant growth industry that employed more than 2 million people (7% of the country's work force) in 1994. Of those individuals, 685,000 were employed in catering services sectors (with hospitals, retirement/nursing homes, and other medical centers providing 44% of those catering jobs). In 1991, the hospitality industry was represented by employees in 264,500 establishments in the commercial sectors (87% of which were small establishments with staffs of 10 or fewer individuals). In 1987-1995, the hospitality industry registered higher numbers of unfilled vacancies than other industries, and, in 1994, 28% of employers in the hospitality industry experienced recruitment difficulties. Of hospitality employees seeking alternative employment in spring 1994, the highest percentages were waiting/bar staff, kitchen porters, catering assistants, and chefs/cooks. Levels of hospitality industry-provided training increased slightly from 1992 to 1994. Of hospitality employers with more than 25 employees, 64% had a training plan and 43% had a training budget (the corresponding percentages for all industry were 64% and 55%). Hospitality industry employees were less qualified and significantly less well paid than the national work force overall. (Contains 99 tables/figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Climate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Food Service, Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Income, Job Training, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Turnover, Outcomes of Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Vocational Education
Hospitality Training Foundation, International House, High Street, Ealing, London W5 5DB, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hospitality Training Foundation, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom