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