Hilton to hire 20,000 additional veterans by 2020

Hilton announced plans to hire an additional 20,000 veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers by 2020. Hilton already achieved 10,000 military hires throughout the U.S. since 2013, exceeding its initial goal two years ahead of its first projections, according to a statement released by the company.

This expanded hiring commitment is part of Hilton’s Operation: Opportunity program, which is designed to support veterans and their families. One aspect of the program is to offer flexible work opportunities and continuity of employment during long deployments and after location moves.

Hilton is also partnering with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to connect military caregivers with Hilton Reservations & Customer Care jobs that enable remote working. To date, Hilton has hired more than 1,000 military spouses and dependents—10 percent of all Operation: Opportunity hires.

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To position new hires for success, Hilton developed resources and support programs for veterans, including reserve pay benefits, tailored development resources, internship programs, on-the-job training, a dedicated Veteran Team Member Resource Group and special recognitions for veterans.

In addition to hiring veterans and their families, Hilton donates Honors Points for veterans to redeem for free hotel stays while seeking jobs, trainings or certifications with Hilton or in any other industry. Hilton has donated nearly 1.2 million points to more than 1,100 veterans, allowing for more than 1,700 stays at Hilton properties.

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