Industry Research Guide – Leisure and Hospitality

Published in the July/August 2011 issue of print Search & Employ®

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a part of the United States Department of Labor, publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which contains five chapters on occupations in the field of leisure and hospitality. Each chapter covers the nature of the work; training, other qualifications, and advancement; employment; job outlook; and earnings.

(1)  Chefs, Head Cooks, and Food Preparation and Serving Supervisors:

(2)  Cooks and Food Preparation Workers:

(3)  Food and Beverage Serving and Related Workers:

(4)  Gaming Services Occupations:

(5)  Recreation Workers:

Other sources of information include online magazines, most of which are online versions of print magazines. The magazines contain industry news, articles about industry issues, company profiles, biographies, etc. In the field of leisure and hospitality are:

Casino Enterprise Management:

Food Management:

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies:

Hotel F&B:

Hotel Management:


Lodging Hospitality:

Nation’s Restaurant News:

QSR Magazine:

Restaurant Hospitality:

Restaurant Report:

About the Author

This article was written by Jay Myers