There is a chronic shortage of chefs in Ireland, restaurant owners say
Via RTÉ news:
…Four in ten tourism and hospitality workers claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment did not return to their pre-pandemic employers, with many moving sectors and others returning to their home countries abroad.
“The pandemic has had a profound impact on the industry’s skill base, with a mass exodus of workers into other industries that reopened earlier,” said Paul Kelly, chief executive of Fáilte Ireland.
The issues are particularly acute among chefs, with 88% of employers reporting they are having “considerable difficulty” recruiting them.
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