(ČIA) In the period since the reduction of the activities of operations in gastronomy and hospitality in Slovakia, almost 60% of employers have started to reduce the number of employees in a permanent employment relationship. More than half of the 40% of respondents are considering redundancies in the next period. The main reasons are a significant decline in demand and sales and the current setting of forms of assistance, which some employers will not reach at all. In addition, 70% of hoteliers and restaurant owners estimate that they will not be able to maintain their business without the active aid of the state even after the reopening of operations. This follows, among other things, from a survey conducted by the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Slovakia (AHRS).