WWL-TV: Tourism could take years to bounce back, where will hospitality workers go?

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Peter Ricchiuti, senior professor of practice, was interviewed by WWL-TV for a story about the longterm impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on New Orleans hospitality workers.

Professor Ricchiuti says technology, healthcare and manufacturing have emerged as stable sectors during the pandemic, and those would be good places to start a job search. He also says job seekers may have to be willing to take on a new line of work.

“People don’t recognize the skills they have in hospitality can be used in a number of different ways. Our people that work in restaurants and conventions and such, are better than anybody in the world,” Ricchiuti said.

With the growth of virtual meetings and home offices, the concept of work is changing. Ricchiuti says to survive, we must adapt to those changes.


To see the story, visit wwltv.com:


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