Charleston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Seeks Growth

WebsterRogers, Sandra Sturkie, SC MGMA
SC MGMA Coastal Chapter Seminar Led by WebsterRogers Team
June 3, 2022
South Carolina Income Tax Cut Bill
South Carolina Income Tax Cut and Rebate Bill Passed
June 17, 2022

Charleston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Seeks Growth

Charleston South Carolina Hospitality Industry

The Lowcountry Hospitality Association and Explore Charleston are working together to host a hospitality-specific hiring event on Tuesday, June 14.  More than 20 employers representing the Charleston hospitality industry including restaurants, hotels, tours, and attractions will be attending to meet potential hires.

hospitality industry Charleston South CarolinaThe Tri-county region’s tourism is in full swing, expected to reach its peak in July. Businesses need seasonal staff on hand to keep up with a projected increase in foot traffic, but finding employees remains the number one issue currently facing businesses.  This development comes just after Governor Henry McMaster announced South Carolina’s lowest post-pandemic unemployment rate of 3.3% in April, below the national average of 3.6%.

Employers in the Charleston hospitality industry are hopeful that teachers and students will seek out seasonal employment during the summer months.  It may be the most favorable job market in over a decade for teenagers due to a shortage of servers and lifeguards, positions commonly filled by a younger age group seeking part-time employment.

Along with a surge in tourism and new hires comes unique challenges and opportunities for hospitality industry employers. WebsterRogers strives to become South Carolina’s premier CPA firm for hospitality and tourism, and is up to the task of tackling those challenges.

We work with a variety of hospitality providers, including full-service restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, resorts, hotels, golf courses and private clubs. Our dedicated team of professionals assists our clients with accounting, tax, and consulting services, to help them improve and grow.  We also provide scalable solutions for payroll, bill paying, financial reporting, benchmarking, and other back office support.  To learn more about our hospitality group services, click here or contact our Industry Group Leader, Adam S. Johnson at 843-448-1500 ext. 4251 or ajohnson1@websterrogers.com.