Operation: Opportunity News

Hilton Expands U.S. Military Hiring Commitment, Will Hire Additional 20,000 by 2020

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it will hire an additional 20,000 veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers by 2020. The company has already achieved 10,000 military hires in the United States since 2013, exceeding its initial goal two years ahead of schedule. Hilton’s combined commitment is the largest in the hospitality industry, and one of the largest in the U.S. private sector.

Hilton Hires 10,000 Veterans in Three Years, Reaching Operation: Opportunity Hiring Goal Two Years Early

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that its corporate offices, owned and managed hotels, and franchisees have hired 10,000 veterans, spouses and dependents in the United States since 2013.

Hilton tests veteran hiring program in Phoenix

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has partnered with Chicago’s Kendall College to create a program that trains veterans to become hospitality professionals by providing real-life experience and classroom training. The first participant of Hilton’s veteran intern program was placed at Phoenix’s Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.

Hotel Executive: From Cabs to Hotels: Veterans as a Talent Pool

Many companies are promoted in ads, articles or reports discussing their focus on hiring veterans. For example, a new program is helping veterans find jobs as taxi drivers in New York City. Vets Drive Yellow NYC connects taxi garage owners with veterans. The seven taxi garages that are affiliated with the program help vets by paying for their hack license (Santia, 2015).

Video: Hiring America featuring Melissa Stirling, Hilton Worldwide, Part 2

This week Hiring America broadcasts from US Army Garrison Bavaria and Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Hitha Herzog speaks with Melissa Stirling, the Director, Military, at Hilton Worldwide. Melissa talks about the many job opportunities available to transitioning veterans at Hilton’s domestic and international properties.

Video: Hiring America featuring Rodney Moses, Hilton Worldwide, from Ramstein Air Base Germany, Pt 1

This week on Hiring America Hitha Herzog talks with Rodney Moses, Vice President of Global Recruitment at Hilton Worldwide. He speaks about the veteran hiring initiative at Hilton and details their many partnerships, which help veterans find careers in the hospitality industry.

Video: Hiring America featuring Rodney Moses, Hilton Worldwide, from Ramstein Air Base Germany, Pt 2

This week on Hiring America Hitha Herzog talks with Rodney Moses, Vice President of Global Recruitment at Hilton Worldwide. He speaks about the veteran hiring initiative at Hilton and details their many partnerships, which help veterans find careers in the hospitality industry.

G.I. Jobs: 6 Jobs You Didn't Know You Wanted

Tell your buddy you’re going to be a cybersecurity specialist when you get out, and he’ll bob his head in approval. That’s pretty cool, he’s thinking, and probably comes with a ginormous paycheck. Tell that same buddy, however, that you’re going to work in the housekeeping department at a local hotel and you’ll probably get a blank stare … awkward silence.

Video: Episode 41 Preview featuring Melissa Stirling, Hilton Worldwide & Rosye Cloud, Dept of VA

This week Hiring America broadcasts from US Army Garrison Bavaria and Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Hitha Herzog speaks with Melissa Stirling, the Director, Military, at Hilton Worldwide. Melissa talks about the many job opportunities available to transitioning veterans at Hilton's domestic and international properties.

Hotel brand Home2 Suites gives back with care packages for military spouses, mothers

It's certainly not uncommon for hoteliers and industry officials to gather annually and catch up on the latest happenings of the company. For employees attending the annual Home2 Suites by Hilton conference in Orlando this week, they were able to do just that and then some. That's because the 140 attendees spent more than an hour Thursday putting together Valentine's Day care packages that will distributed to military spouses and mothers stationed at Patrick Air Force Base and MacDill Air Force Base.

New Program Prepares Veterans for Hospitality Jobs

University of Phoenix, Hilton Worldwide and Goodwill Industries International are teaming up with one goal: Cultivate the jobs skills of veterans and their spouses to help Hilton hire 10,000 Veterans by 2018

Hilton To Hire More Military Spouses At Several Army Bases

Sometime back we heard that the White House’s Joint Forces Initiative had partnered with several companies who pledged to hire military spouses for a certain percentage of their work at home positions. One of those companies was Hilton Worldwide and I shared about their initial openings a while back. Recently I reached out to a contact there and found out that Hilton has upcoming trainings and will be hiring spouses from some more Army installations.

Hiring America: Episode 37 Preview

This week on Hiring America, Hitha Herzog reports from the European Command Job Fair and Transition Summit at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Organized by Hiring Our Heroes, Hitha talks with Eric Eversole, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation & Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes. He speaks about how the Chamber of Commerce has taken their vast network of local chambers and connected businesses in those local markets with veteran talent across the nation. Hitha also talks with Rodney Moses, Vice President of Global Recruitment at Hilton Worldwide. He speaks about the veteran hiring initiative at Hilton and details their many partnerships, which help veterans find careers in the hospitality industry.

Video: New program helps veterans applying for jobs

A new program aims to make it easier for veterans to apply for jobs outside the state. The program offers veterans free stays at Hilton hotels while they are on job interviews. It is offered through a partnership between Hilton Hotels, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

Business Wire: Hilton Worldwide, Goodwill Industries International and Apollo Education Group Connect Veterans with Careers in Hospitality

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), Goodwill Industries International and Apollo Education Group (Nasdaq: APOL), parent company of University of Phoenix, today announced the launch of the Hilton Military Internship Program. This collaboration between higher education, business and nonprofit intends to develop military spouse and veteran talent for potential opportunities at Hilton Worldwide, particularly in supervisory roles.

Hilton Worldwide, Goodwill Industries International and Apollo Education Group Connect Veterans with Careers in Hospitality

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), Goodwill Industries International and Apollo Education Group (Nasdaq: APOL), parent company of University of Phoenix, today announced the launch of the Hilton Military Internship Program. This collaboration between higher education, business and nonprofit intends to develop military spouse and veteran talent for potential opportunities at Hilton Worldwide, particularly in supervisory roles.

Operation: Opportunity - Hilton Worldwide's Commitment To Veterans

An estimated one million members of the military are scheduled to draw down within the next five years, and these returning military personal have developed skills and experiences that are highly transferable and valued. Our veterans and military families deserve the assurance of a smooth transition back into civilian life and the aspiration of not just a job, but of a career. Operation: Opportunity is Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to 10,000 veterans, military spouses and dependents to find purpose in civilian life through a long and fruitful career serving others in hospitality.

A digital approach to helping veterans find jobs

Veterans need all the help they can get when reentering the workforce. In the field, service members are often responsible for multi-million dollar equipment, delivery of projects of massive scale in difficult environments and managing multiple teams — but those responsibilities don’t always translate into related job skills on a traditional resume.

Veterans deserve more than just a job

It is encouraging to see so many companies committed to hiring our veterans and supporting families as their loved ones return home. Our entire country must continue to stay united behind ensuring jobs for the more than half million unemployed veterans in the U.S., but we also owe them more than just a job.

Goodwill Offers Veterans Job Placement Services

Veterans across the country will be honored on Tuesday for Veterans Day, but some local organizations don't just honor those who fight for our country on Veterans Day. Instead they honor them every day.

Vet in money trouble finds help, job through Goodwill

The Army vet became a sheriff’s deputy, then a federal police officer, a Hollywood security coordinator and finally a loan officer.