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International labor markets and the migration of labor forces as an alternative solution for labor shortages in the hospitality industry

Jeong‐Gil Choi (Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)
Robert H. Woods (The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Suzanne K. Murrmann (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

The hospitality industry attracts a wide variety of workers from a number of different labor markets. Since the world is growing smaller with advanced technologies, finding required labor around the globe has become much easier than ever before. Therefore, considering only locals as a source of labor maybe an outdated recruitment strategy. Continued globalization of the free market economy will encourage the migration of international labor. This paper discusses international labor markets and the migration of labor forces in the hospitality industry worldwide. It proposes that current trends and patterns of worldwide population growth need to be accounted for in developing strategies for addressing labor shortages.

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Choi, J., Woods, R.H. and Murrmann, S.K. (2000), "International labor markets and the migration of labor forces as an alternative solution for labor shortages in the hospitality industry", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/09596110010305154

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