Hospitality Staffing Solutions and the Dehumanization of Workers

I was thinking of writing a post about how dehumanizing it is to work for Hospitality Staffing Solutions, the “temporary agency” used by Hyatt Hotels in Boston, Indianapolis and other cities, where workers start at minimum wage with no benefits and have to clean up to 30 rooms a day.

I was thinking about writing a post about the safety orders recently issued to Hospitality Staffing Solutions and the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis by the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration following injury complaints lodged by Hyatt housekeepers. (The proposed fines to both companies total more than $50,000.)

I was thinking about writing a post about how Hospitality Staffing Solutions has faced wage complaint lawsuits in Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, including a 2009 class-action suit on behalf of more than 100 janitors and housekeepers at two Pittsburgh Hyatts.

I was thinking of driving home the point that these kind of labor subcontractors are increasingly enabling the hospitality industry to treat its workers as cheap and disposable commodities…

…but I think this recent ad for Hospitality Staffing Solutions will tell you everything you need to know…

(h/t Ross Hyman)

5 thoughts on “Hospitality Staffing Solutions and the Dehumanization of Workers

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  2. This company HSS is nothing more than a front for hiring undocumented and Illegal workers…………………..thats the real crime

  3. I WOULD LIKE TO SUE THE HOSPTALITY STAFFING SOLUTIONS. THEY RUINED MY LIFE. TOO MANY ROOMS TOO CLEAN AND LOW WAGES. I FEEL THAT THERE IS DISCRIMANATION AGAINST AMERICANS WORKING AT THE HYATT IN TAMPA FLORIDA. THERE IS AN ILLEGAL WOMAN WORKING AT THE ONE IN DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL. MAYBE MORE.

  4. This company should not be able to practice such as this. My husband works for the company, on 4 different occasions he’s been paid late, and superviors act as if we owe them something. Excuse me but the last time I checked no one works for free to include you. They pay the staff at low rates with no benefits. And treat their employess any kind of way. Sad but unbelievably true! I can assure you that on many occasions the office location from Springfield, VA has had MANY illegal people working for them.
    Ridiculous!

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