Tourism sector not ready to hire

Zaim Ibrahim

Ads posted for jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry following the relaxing of movement controls may be for low-skilled positions previously filled by foreigners, says an industry player. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 3, 2020.

DOMESTIC tourism may be picking up under relaxed movement curbs, but this does not mean there are job vacancies in the sector waiting for the unemployed.

Though bookings on hotel and accommodation apps appear to have quickly increased, most hotels and travel agencies continue to operate with minimal staff as they are not ready to start offering jobs again, industry players told The Malaysian Insight.

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