Leisure & Hospitality is the industry leading the way in hiring plans for the next three months. As we ramp up for warmer temperatures and summer vacations it makes sense that this service industry sector would have the strongest hiring intentions (28% based on the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey).

As a job seeker, there are certain steps you can take to find success within this industry that is planning to hire:

  • Seek out companies that fall within the Leisure & Hospitality industry sector. Think of companies that provide arts, entertainment, and recreation; like museums, performing arts centers, spectator sports organizations, or amusement and resort facilities.
  • Highlight critical skills for this industry on your resume, online profile and when networking. Top skills include relationship management, leadership, and strong communication skills, along with being customer – oriented, flexible, and attentive to details.
  • Make connections with others in the industry. This industry is all about having positive relationships with others, whether it is clients, vendors, guests or employees. Therefore, building positive relationships with people currently in the industry demonstrates a key attribute Leisure & Hospitality employers are seeking.
  • If possible, share a personal story of your experience with the company as a guest or customer in your cover letter or interview. This adds a personal touch and is an engaging way to make a memorable first impression.

U.S. employers’ hiring intention over all industry sectors remains stable at 17%. So although employers in the Leisure & Hospitality sector have the strongest hiring intentions, employers in all sectors are seeking top quality talent. Review the complete ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, along with an infographic of the results, released on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, for the latest hiring plans for April, May and June of this year.

Nancy Manley

About Nancy Manley


Nancy enjoys helping people find a job that makes them feel complete. She thrives on sharing information that helps candidates become successful employees and engaged workers.