Hiring remains a challenge as the ‘Great Resignation’ gains momentum

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 22, 2021 1:58 PM CT | Published: November 22, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>The local tourism industry has lost about 20% of its employees, said Kevin Kane, president and CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Food services, retail and leisure and hospitality (including The Peabody, where front desk attendant Elexis Houston worked on July 12, 2021) are offering bonuses to new hires.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The local tourism industry has lost about 20% of its employees, said Kevin Kane, president and CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Food services, retail and leisure and hospitality (including The Peabody, where front desk attendant Elexis Houston worked on July 12, 2021) are offering bonuses to new hires. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows 4.4 million people quit their jobs in September, 3% of the entire workforce. 

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Frida Qi

Frida Qi is a business reporter covering public companies, transportation and logistics, banking and finance in Memphis. She previously interned or worked part time at Reuters, Investigative Reporters and Editors, CalMatters, Columbia Missourian, SupChina, and other news organizations. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, and is a fan of cooking, tennis and traveling. 


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