Hilton helps displaced employees find temporary jobs

New York Hilton Midtown
Hilton hotels, such as the New York Hilton Midtown, have had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Hilton

Hilton announced plans to help workers from temporarily suspended hotels find work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The news came days after Chip Rogers, American Hotel & Lodging Association president/CEO, estimated 70 percent of hourly hotel employees are no longer working and half of all U.S. hotels will cease operations by the end of March.

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Hilton employees, as well as others in the industry seeking employment, will be given direct access and, in some cases, expedited access to temporary jobs created by COVID-19 on the Hilton Workforce Resource Center website. Participating companies include:

  • Albertsons (30,000 immediate hiring)
  • Amazon (100,000 openings)
  • CVS (more than 50,000 immediate hiring)
  • Giant Eagle (full and part-time positions)
  • Publix (more than 2,000 immediate hiring)
  • Walgreens (10,000 immediate hiring)
  • Lidl (2,000 temporary hiring)
  • Sunrise Senior Living (2,000 immediate hiring)
  • 7-Eleven (more than 20,000 new employees)

According to the Workforce Resource Center website, Hilton plans to add to the list of participating companies over the coming days.

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Hilton hopes to expand the program globally and plans on bringing back participating employees when travel resumes.

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