|Careers@Hilton Live invites job seekers around the world to discover the vast career opportunities available in the dynamic hospitality industryHilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices across the UK have taken part in Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, Hilton Worldwide’s largest ever global career event. Throughout the month of May, the company is hosting over 600 events, including around 90 in the UK alone, to inform those looking for employment, including young people, about the vast array of exciting opportunities available to all in the hospitality industry.Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month events that have taken place across the country include:
Ben Bengougam, Vice President, Human Resources, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide said, “Young people continue to face challenging employment prospects, but the vibrant and growing hospitality industry offers some fantastic opportunities to young people with a diversity of interests and skills. Through the 230 events taking place across EMEA, including over 90 in the UK alone, we are connecting and preparing young people with the tools they need to make informed decisions about their future.
”Young people – the biggest demographic in the world – are facing serious challenges building and growing careers. In 2013, nearly 74 million young people were unemployed. Career preparation is crucial for these young people and their contribution to our global economy. The travel and tourism industry is the world’s single largest employer, supporting one in every 11 jobs worldwide, and will need to play a leading role in addressing the youth unemployment challenge. Furthermore, studies show there is a mis-match between the skills company’s need and those young people have. Only 43 percent of employers surveyed worldwide agreed that they could find enough skilled entry-level workers. Additionally, many young people are not clear on the opportunities that are open to them, with less than half (46 percent) saying they were aware of the sectors where there were many jobs available. Through this initiative, Hilton Worldwide, wants to ensure all job seekers, including youth, have access to the best available information about opportunities the industry provides.Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality events are a unique opportunity for Hilton Worldwide Team Members to inspire and inform young people about careers in the hospitality industry, and to support them by providing guidance on the skills that are vital to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Participants have been joining Hilton Worldwide Team Members for events ranging from résumé clinics, to career speed-networking, as well as presentations from Team Members on their career paths.
Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month is a part of Hilton Worldwide’s Open Doors commitment, which aims to positively impact at least one million young people by 2019 and better prepare them to reach their full potential. It is also part of Bright Blue Futures, a global programme that encourages Team Members to donate their time and expertise to help young people achieve stability and bring hope to their communities, preparing them for a brighter future. Anyone unable to attend an event during the month of May can still take part in Hilton Worldwide’s “Career Concierge,” in which everyone interested in learning more about careers in hospitality can submit their questions online via Hilton Worldwide’s Twitter feed (@HiltonWorldwide) using hashtag #CareersatHiltonLive, or through the form on www.hiltonworldwide.com/youth. Each week in May, this website will be updated to host a selection of the submitted questions, answered by a panel of Hilton Worldwide Team Members.
For more information about Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/youth. For information on job opportunities with Hilton Worldwide, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/careers.