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Bahrain hotels forced to lay off staff

Manama, May 30, 2011

Bahrain’s hotels were forced to lay off or transfer to other GCC countries more than 1,200 foreign employees in the last three months, it was revealed.

Four- and five-star hotels had to either lay off or transfer 900 staff as a result of the slump in business due to the unrest, said hospitality sector training qualitative council head Ibrahim Al Kooheji.

The transferred staff will remain in their new posts until the situation improves, he said, adding that he was hopeful that the sector will recover by the beginning of next year, reports our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej.-TradeArabia News Service




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