HURRAH FOR HILTON
A round of applause, please, for Hilton Hotels and Resorts — which plans to hire 20,000 military veterans, their spouses, dependents and caregivers in the next three years. The global hospitality giant — which operates 4,900 properties around the globe — already has made 10,000 military hires in the U.S. since 2013, exceeding its initial goal to reach that number two years ahead of schedule.
“Military veterans and their families have made incredible sacrifices for our country, and we are strongly committed to ensuring they have great jobs when they return home from service. We’ve always felt strongly about this issue since our founder Conrad Hilton himself was a military veteran, and we are very proud of our veteran team members who have contributed so much to our company,” says president and CEO Christopher J. Nassetta.
Hilton’s chief human resources officer, Matt Schuyler, praises vets for their leadership, integrity and teamwork, advising prospective employees that the company “will do everything it can to support you in making a smooth transition to the civilian workforce.”