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HospitalityUnite launches to help hospitality workers find temporary employment

HospitalityUnite, a platform to support hospitality and tourism workers find temporary employment in other sectors because of COVID-19 has launched. The portal is supported by the UK Hospitality and thee Scottish Tourism Alliance.

The platform has been created by Harri, a hospitality workforce platform. The platform not only helps workers looking for new roles, but also supports companies in sectors with a demand for talent. The portal is not visible to the public, it has to be accessed by the tourism, hospitality community through a link that is provided by participating companies.

Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UK Hospitality, commented, “While hospitality has received vital support from the Government, the sector is collectively

also playing its part in trying to mitigate the hardship that so many of our people have

suffered at this time and will suffer in the weeks and months to come – and at the same time help those parts of the economy that now need extra labour to keep the country running.”

 “HospitalityUnite already has a commitment from the likes of Hermes, Amazon, Planet Organic, Just Eat, Co-op, Waitrose, Care UK, Morrisons, Balhousie Care Group and logistics companies who need additional staff and who see skilled hospitality workers as ideal recruits. Right now we have 4,000 vacancies at Amazon and 2,500 vacancies with Waitrose ready to go onto the website,” said Pete Willis, director at Harri.

“During the current emergency, any hospitality operator will be able to sign up for free resources and courses. These will be available for all hospitality employees on the topics of mental health & well being, in conjunction with Upskill People & the MIND charity. In the future, those companies hiring through HospitalityUnite site are happy to redeploy these people back to their previous role when market conditions improve,” added Willis.

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