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Hotel Housekeeper Shortages Affecting City Tourism

July 1, 2019

As tourism heats up in coastal areas of the United States, especially with the looming Fourth of July holiday, hotel housekeepers play a large part in keeping travelers comfortable away from home. The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, which is experiencing a come-back after sustaining damage from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, has one problem keeping it from reaching its full potential—a severe shortage of hotel housekeepers, ABC News reports.

Tourists often can’t check into their rooms at the typical 3 p.m. check-in time since the limited staff can’t finish cleaning the rooms before 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. Many hotels and motels rely on temporary housekeeper instead of permanent staff and some even transport workers from hotels in other parts of the state.

Hotel owners say they are willing to hire housekeepers with no prior experience and will offer training.

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