National Restaurant Association to SBA: Release $180M in RRF Funds

Letter seeks distribution of funds to pending applicants in fair and timely manner Today the National Restaurant Association sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) requesting that it release $180 million in unobligated Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) money to applicants who did not receive initial funding. The availability of the funds first came to Read More

VISIT FLORIDA Announces FY 2022-23 Tourism Industry Leadership

VISIT FLORIDA Announces FY 2022-23 Tourism Industry Leadership TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, is proud to present its Board of Directors for the new 2022-23 fiscal year. Comprised of tourism industry experts, VISIT FLORIDA’s Board of Directors, along with the members of its committees, provide guidance, input, and insight Read More

AS 97% OF SURVEYED HOTELS REPORT STAFFING SHORTAGES, AHLA FOUNDATION EXPANDS RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

WASHINGTON (JUNE 30, 2022) – Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, and half report being severely understaffed, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Ninety-seven percent (97%) of survey respondents indicated they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 49% severely so. The most critical staffing need is housekeeping, with Read More

Secretary Dane Eagle Announces Florida Employers Add Jobs for 25th Consecutive Month

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Secretary Dane Eagle announced that Florida’s May 2022 employment data demonstrates the strength of Florida’s economy. Florida employers added jobs for the 25th consecutive month in May. Florida’s unemployment rate has remained below the national rate for 18 consecutive months and has declined or held steady for 22 consecutive months. The Read More