One of the most acute challenges facing hotels today is hiring employees to fill critical positions amidst the tightest labor market in a generation. Hoteliers are working hard to build our talent pipeline, but we also need federal policies that help us meet increasing labor demands so we can serve our guests and continue to grow.
The hotel industry thrives because our employees are as global as our guests. We have always been a major employer of immigrants, and we also rely on legal guest worker programs to augment our workforce. We believe that the United States can have both an effective and welcoming legal immigration process that enables hotels and other businesses to meet our workforce needs, while also protecting our national security.