Industry Update
External Article28 November 2018

Stats: Over 50% of Gen Z Interested in Hospitality Career

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A new report shows that over 50 percent of the Gen Z demographicthe largest generation in the U.S.is interested in pursuing a career in hospitality. Commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) and conducted by BW Research Partnership in collaboration with Hcareers, the study examines the perceptions, attitudes and career preferences of Gen Z as they gear up to enter the workforce. The study also showed that Gen Z values companies that take care of their employees.

Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week, the findings support the hospitality industrys job training and apprenticeship programs that facilitate employees to move up the ladder of opportunity, AHLEF said. Research shows that Gen Z has an average attention span of 8 seconds, compared to 12 seconds of Millennials.

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