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Join the discussion on August 4

Town Hall: Rebuilding the Hospitality Workforce
Register now for free event on August 4 at Renaissance Asheville
  • WHAT: Hospitality Workforce Town Hall
  • WHEN: Thursday, August 4, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Renaissance Hotel Asheville Downtown
  • WHO: Hospitality owners, operators, HR professionals, managers, others involved in recruitment & hiring

Labor shortages continue to plague restaurants, hotels, attractions, bars, breweries, and other hospitality-related businesses in unprecedented ways, adversely impacting business operations and sales revenue daily.

The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association invites hospitality owners, operators, HR professionals, managers, and others involved in recruitment and hiring, for an open discussion at a town hall event at Renaissance Asheville Downtown Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street in downtown Asheville, Thursday, August 4 from 2 until 4 p.m.

This is a free event but registration is required. You do not have to be a member of NCRLA to attend.



Topics to be discussed

  • Challenges you are experiencing with hiring and retention

  • Positions and roles that are most difficult to fill

  • Recruitment and retention strategies you are currently using, including which have been successful and which have not

  • Obstacles and issues that are impeding recruitment and retention (pay, benefits, transportation, childcare, hours of work, etc.)

  • Your thoughts and ideas about strategies we might employ to help recruit new workers to the industry and to retain our existing workforce

  • Insights on key messaging that would be helpful in defining the benefits of employment in the industry
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