Calling for Backup
Inauguration Prompts Short Surge in Hospitality Industry's Workforce | washingtonpost.com
Hotel catering and event planning departments are in their glory, booking their calendars with inauguration events. Human resources staff are scrambling to find people to get all the work done. Legions of maids will be needed to clean more than 25,000 hotel rooms in the District, and dishwashers will be needed to scour plates after breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners and balls. Troops of waiters, room service employees and bartenders will cover the round-the-clock demands of guests.