The New Mexico Tourism Department and the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions are working together to promote tourism job openings throughout the state, according to a press release from NMTD.
Over 800 hospitality and tourism job vacancies are currently listed, and employers within the leisure and hospitality industry should submit their available job postings online at ready.nm.gov/hospitality.
Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said in the release that there’s “considerable tourism recovery” and that NMTD’s “ready to turn our focus to putting the industry back on track for growth.”
“Assisting New Mexico’s leisure and hospitality employers fill their priority vacancies will better ensure we are prepared to accommodate the increase in travel demand we are already seeing,” she said.
The New Mexico Labor Market Review for December 2021 indicates that New Mexico’s leisure and hospitality sector saw considerable job recovery, in which the state reported 93,700 leisure and hospitality jobs for December 2021. That number amounts to an increase of 2,200 jobs from November 2021 and 23,300 jobs from December 2020, per the release.
Overall, New Mexico’s leisure and hospitality workforce is still down roughly 6.2 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels, per the release.