Date PostedJune 26, 2018

Brisbane Faces Hospitality Staff Crisis


According to experts, Queensland is facing a hospitality staffing crisis, as proposed Brisbane tourism developments are expected to create 9000 extra jobs by the year 2020.

The problem facing the industry is that it is struggling to attract talent due to the bad image it has acquired. The industry has become known for poor pay and long hours. Experts say in order to fill the gap in tourism employment, the industry needs to change its image into a more attractive one to potential employees.

The Queen’s Wharf, Howard Smith Wharves etc. are some of the tourism projects planned for the next 5 years which will create new jobs.

While the image of the industry has been tainted in recent years, a shortage means hospitality industry specialists can expect to attract lucrative opportunities but in order to work in a licensed venue, you will first need to complete Responsible Service of Alcohol training.

RSA training teaches workers in the hospitality industry how to serve alcohol in a way that  is socially responsible. Click here for more on the training.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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