Legal Migration: one step to tackle labour shortages

HOTREC welcomes the European Commission package on legal migration presented on 27 April 2022 and we believe it can be part of the solution to overcome the labour shortages facing the hospitality sector.

We fully support the activation of the Talent Partnership and welcome the fact that the Commission intends to include the hospitality sector as part of the initiative.

We call on the European Commission to include the hospitality sector as well in the EU Talent Pool and hope that the sector is part of the pilot project focusing on Ukraine. The aim is that employers are able to find employees in third countries, according to their skills.

The sector is committed to helping the Ukrainian refugees be integrated into the hospitality sector labour market, if willing. But support for the training is needed from national governments and the EU.

We welcome the revision of the Long-Term Residents Directive and of the Single Permit Directive, as a way to facilitate the procedures for legal migrants to stay in Europe.

It is essential that the low and medium-skilled people are part of the Talent Partnership; EU Talent Pool and part of the legislative proposals.

HOTREC position paper on Legal Migration

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