ISPA Study Shows Demand High for U.S. Spa Staff

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, October 14, 2015

With an estimated total of 360,000 employees in the US spa industry – a record high – the demand for US spa staff does not appear to be slowing down, according to The International Spa Association's 2015 US Spa Industry Study. This is in line with global demand for spa staff, which continues to increase, as reported in Spa Opportunities.  According to the ISPA report, 57% of facilities surveyed said they planned to create new job opportunities.  The study also found that almost one in two spas (46%) said they had increased staffing levels in the last six months compared to the same period in the previous year.  Demand for more service providers in the industry is evident, with an estimated 37,780 unfilled positions, of which 41% are full-time and 59% are part-time, the study found.  Massage therapists are particularly sought after, representing half of all the unfilled positions. Read more at Spa Opportunities.