INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at the headlines on Monday.
Indiana was one of three states to create hospitality jobs in the past year.
Mississippi and Oklahoma were the other two.
This is according to Restaurant.org, which used data from the labor department.
The US lost hundreds of thousands of restaurant and bar jobs in the past year.
Blue collar jobs
The strength of housing construction and e-commerce during the pandemic has helped drive hiring of workers.
The vacancies in many professions exceeded the values before the virus last summer and have continued to rise significantly, as figures on the online job exchange indeed show.
Economists also expect jobs in service industries such as retail and restaurants to expand particularly sharply as the pandemic subsides.
New TSA screeners
The U.S. government plans to suspend 6,000 new airport security checks by the summer as advances in vaccinating people against COVID-19 are expected to lead to an increase in travel.
The Transportation Security Administration announced nationwide recruitment on Friday, even if the coronavirus continues to significantly reduce airline passenger numbers.
Carnival’s CEO predicts that “most, if not all” of the cruise fleet will return to sea this year.
Two cruise lines owned by the Carnival are scheduled to resume operations in March.
CEO Arnold Donald pointed to the increasing availability of COVID-19 tests, vaccines and treatments for his optimistic outlook.