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Fears for hospitality job shortages post-Brexit

By Alan Jones

The hospitality industry will face a huge shortage of workers such as waiters, bartenders and chefs as a result of a hard Brexit, a new report has warned.

A study suggested that most hospitality business owners and managers are expecting to suffer a shortage of labour if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, with many believing the UK does not have the workforce available to fill the vacancies.

The jobs most at risk include waiters/waitresses, bar staff, hotel concierge, chefs and restaurant managers, according to online training provider High Speed Training.

Dr Richard Anderson, head of learning and development at High Speed Training, said: "Hospitality has the largest staff shortfall of all sectors and a widening skills gap, including a declining number of catering college students and home-grown qualified recruits."

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