According to recently released research, the travel sector was one of the leading drivers of increased employment in the United States.

In a recent interview with Travel Agent Central, David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, said that the industry had added 9,200 new jobs during July. The total represents the highest figure in four months and brings the total number of jobs in the sector to 7,596,400.

"Since the employment recovery began, travel has created nearly 287,300 new jobs, contributing 7.2 percent of overall job growth since early 2010. The travel industry's job growth continues to outpace the growth the rest of the economy in employment recovery," Huether said

A firm that specializes in car rentals made headlines in recent months after announcing its plans to grow it staff. In May, Hertz said that it would be looking to add new workers for its Hertz On Demand, Equipment Rental and Entertainment Services and Rent A Car programs.

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