PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More than half of the jobs lost in Philadelphia during the COVID-19 pandemic have been in the tourism and hospitality industries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, those jobs are slowly coming back as the Philadelphia area reopens.
Visit Philly, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, created a career database that contains hundreds of open positions at local hotels, restaurants and attractions.READ MORE: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
Some of the jobs include restaurant servers, cooks, baristas, maintenance technicians, engineers, hotel housekeeping staff, and general managers.
“With the pandemic, hospitality was one of the hardest industries that were hit so as tourism begins to rebound, jobs need to be filled quickly. Whether it’s a hotel GM or one of the museums or attractions or restaurants, it was launched as a centralized job resource for greater Philadelphia tourism and hospitality industry to help people find jobs,” Visit Philly Chief Innovation & Global Diversity Officer Rachel Ferguson said.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
And you don’t have to just welcome visitors into the city to help it grow, you can give yourself a chance to relax and unwind by enjoying Philly yourself!
“Pack light, plan big for Philadelphia and that applies for tourists but also to our local residents. We continue to have Vist Philly overnight hotel packages where it’s, buy one get one free so you buy one ticket attraction, we’re hooking you up with a second one,” Ferguson said.
Find out which companies are hiring now at VisitPhilly.com/Jobs.MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
CBS3’s Vittoria Woodill contributed to this report.