A study released by IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, details the massive scope of COVID-19’s impact on the U.S. attractions industry workforce – with an employment loss five times larger than the average loss across all other industries.
The report, compiled by Jim Futrell, IAAPA historian and market research professional,showcases an industry in dire need of support from elected officials and policymakers who play a key role in facilitating the safe reopening of attractions and can spearhead COVID-19 relief legislation.
“Just as amusement parks and arcades, historical sites, zoos and other attractions were ramping up seasonal hiring last year, the economy shut down,” said John Hallenbeck, vice president, North America, IAAPA. “That meant a sudden and immediate drop in employment. It’s imperative to the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Americans that state and local governments continue to push for the safe reopening of attractions facilities as soon as possible.”
Read the full press release online at https://neaapa.com/neaapa-news/.
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