ISPA Launches Spa Workforce Study, Citing Vacancies


The International SPA Association Foundation (ISPA) has launched a spa workforce study, which will analyze the recruitment, retention and engagement of professionals in the spa business.

According to the ISPA 2017 U.S. Spa Industry Study, there are nearly 33,000 vacancies in the spa industry. Among the most unfilled positions are massage therapists, which constitutes 18,780 of the vacant positions.

“This workforce study will provide valuable insights into what motivates and influences employees within the spa industry,” said ISPA president, Lynne McNees. “Assisting spas in filling vacancies and nurturing future spa professionals is a top priority for ISPA.”

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