ISPA Announces Workforce Study Launch at ISPA Conference & Expo

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation announced the launch of a groundbreaking spa workforce study at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo being held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas October 16-18. It is ISPA’s first research-driven study aimed at analyzing the recruitment, retention and engagement of professionals in the spa sector.

The ISPA 2017 U.S. Spa Industry Study indicated there are nearly 33,000 vacancies in the spa industry.  Massage therapists accounted for 18,780 open positions representing one in two unfilled positions.  There is a wealth of diverse job opportunities within the spa world worth exploring when seeking a fulfilling career.

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“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.”

ISPA members may participate in the study by visiting Results from the study will be released in the first quarter of 2018.

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PwC was commissioned to conduct the study by the ISPA Foundation.

The ISPA Foundation would like to thank the sponsors of the workforce study, Accor Hotels, ResortSuite, and Red Door Spa. More information about the ISPA Foundation can be found by visiting

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