House bill seeks to address labor shortage

Feb 13, 2019
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Written by Washington Retail
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The online news site of the Business Institute of Washington carries a story on House bill 1556 that aims to address a labor shortage in the hospitality industry

The bill calls for establishing a grant program for employers hiring people who are homeless, veterans and their spouses or people seeking jobs in the hospitality industry. It would require recipients to host at least four hiring events and report to the Legislature on hiring results.

Hotels and restaurants report an increasing number of job vacancies the past three years as the unemployment rate has fallen, according to the article.

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