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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that through its Global Month of Service program, Team Members from 93 countries had contributed more than 291,000 volunteer hours to 4,166 community projects around the world.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it has been named one of the World’s 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in 2016, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work®.
Hilton today joined other leading American companies as a founding member of the White House’s First Job Compact.
Each day, Hilton Team Members spread the light and warmth of hospitality all over the globe – not only to guests, but also to their local communities. This May, the company hosted its third annual Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month. Throughout the month, Hilton properties and corporate offices hosted a variety of events to raise awareness on the diverse career opportunities available through the hospitality industry.
Hilton Worldwide Named One of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For by Great Place to Work® and Fortune
Hilton Worldwide announced today that it was selected as one of the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. This list recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.
Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, was inducted into the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management on October 21, 2015.
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) recently celebrated its second annual Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, a global career awareness initiative showcasing the diversity of opportunities available in the hospitality industry. Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide properties and offices hosted more than 750 events globally totaling 22,365 volunteer hours and reaching more than 90,000 young people. Careers@Hilton Live is just one program in support of the company’s Open Doors commitment to impact one million young people around the world by 2019 and better prepare them to reach their full potential.
Top U.S.-Based Companies Launch the “100,000 Opportunities Initiative” to Create Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Young AmericansFirst Opportunity Fair & Forum Coming to Chicago on Aug. 13, Hosted by Common
Alaska Airlines, Cintas, CVS Health, Hilton Worldwide, HMSHost, JCPenney, JPMorgan Chase, Lyft, Macy’s, Microsoft, Porch.com, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Target, Walgreens and Walmart Come Together With the Goal to Create the Nation’s Largest Employer-Led Coalition to Hire or Train 100,000 Opportunity Youth.
Entrepreneurs are critical to the long-term health of any global economy. Hilton Worldwide recently launched its first youth entrepreneurship training program, Startup365, to address youth unemployment in China as part of the company’s commitment to open doors for one million young people by 2019. Startup365 aims to equip Chinese youth with the business skills and entrepreneurial mind-set to succeed in today’s competitive workplace.
Hospitality Training Centre: Hilton Toronto Discovers "What's Possible" by Accommodating Disabilities
“If I don’t try, I won’t know what’s possible…” That’s what Me-An Vera-Fudge recalls thinking when she first considered the idea of interviewing Fauzia, a deaf woman, for a room attendant position at Hilton Toronto. Course instructor Margaret Readings was impressed by Fauzia’s skills and exceptional attitude during the two-week intensive training program she did with the Hospitality Workers Training Centre. Margaret immediately thought Hilton Toronto and Me-An would be an ideal employer.
The hospitality industry is uniquely positioned to positively impact global youth well-being. Doing so, however, means that we must leverage our full arsenal of assets and work with civil society and multilaterals as strategic partners in creating sustainable opportunities for economic growth and youth empowerment.
The launch of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index with welcoming remarks by John J. Hamre.
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has today launched Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, its largest ever global career event showcasing the many opportunities available to young people in the hospitality industry. Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the globe will host more than 600 events in 54 countries and territories to promote the exciting hospitality careers for today’s young people.
At 19, with neither a degree nor a diploma, Brendan Toomey decided he wanted to work in hospitality management. Today he is the Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, part of an industry that plans on creating 73 Million new jobs by 2022. Listen to his views and hear from Hilton’s initiative to impact at least one million young people in the next five years.
Brimming with talent and ideas, today’s youth – the largest and most connected generation in human history – are creating a new global reality, and charting an unprecedented course for themselves and their communities. They are defending democracy, promoting peace, and with an enterprising spirit, desperately wanting the opportunity to work hard, build a sustainable livelihood and live up to their potential.
Today the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and International Youth Foundation (IYF), with support from Hilton Worldwide, released a groundbreaking tool, The Global Youth Wellbeing Index, that examines the quality of life for youth in 30 countries. The Index assesses youth wellbeing across six interconnected areas: citizen participation, economic opportunity, education, health, information & communications technology and safety and security.
A large majority of the world's youth live in countries with lower levels of well-being, which were evaluated by education, health, economic opportunity and safety measures, according to a report published Thursday.
Today at the 2014 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, Hilton Worldwide announced a global commitment that aims to impact at least one million young people by 2019 by helping them to reach their full potential.
Against a global backdrop of extremely high youth unemployment and with hundreds of millions of youth in unpaid or poorly paid and unproductive work, there is a growing call for a “jobs revolution.” In Part 1 of this series, the JKP’s David Robalino and Mattias Lundberg described a new global collaborative effort – which includes the private sector – to find effective, sustainable solutions for young people.
Educators and employers agree that there is a growing gap between the skills that companies expect from their entrylevel employees and the skills that these young people possess. This skills gap is widely documented. In September 2012, the Training Journal noted that, “More needs to be done to educate young people about the skills employers are looking for, and this needs to be a joint effort amongst key stakeholders from across education, business, and the government.”
Hilton Worldwide has launched a training programme to help create sustainable careers in the industry for young South Africans, as part of its global Youth in Hospitality initiative.
Hilton Worldwide has partnered with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the King Khalid Foundation, to announce the official launch of the Passport to Success initiative for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The programme is aimed at engaging and developing Saudi youth for future careers.
Hilton Worldwide has partnered with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the King Khalid Foundation, to announcethe official launch of the Passport to Success® initiative for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ("KSA"). The programmeis aimed at engaging and developing Saudi youth for future careers.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts is excited to kick off Bright Blue Futures Youth in Hospitality Month. Throughout the month, properties from around the world will host activities that introduce youth to careers in hospitality, and we’re eager to hear how your property participates. The hospitality industry provides opportunities for youth to obtain good jobs and develop the skills and experiences they need to succeed long-term. It definitely made an impact on our company's leaders, many of whom were exposed to the opportunities our industry offers as young people. The stories they share below are a true inspiration and motivator to participate in Youth in Hospitality Month.
At a time when more than 75 million young people can’t find jobs, and countless more are underemployed, investing in opportunities for youth is not only a critical development issue but also a growth strategy for businesses around the world. In response to this challenge, Hilton Worldwide will announce at the World Economic Forum a commissioned white paper from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) that highlights solutions to youth joblessness that the global hospitality sector is uniquely positioned to provide.
Global Hotel Leaders Celebrate One Billion International Travelers and Call for “Smart Visas” to Facilitate Travel for Next Billion
Two hospitality giants – Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International – addressed global business and travel industry leaders today at the World Economic Forum in Davos to urge governments to move quickly to adopt “Smart Visa” policies which stimulate global travel, create new jobs and spur economic development. The two companies represent more than 7,000 hotels in 90 countries, which include 600,000 employees at these owned, managed and franchised properties. They are working together with the World Economic Forum Governors for the aviation, travel and tourism industry to promote global action toward “Smart Visa” policies regionally by 2015 and globally by 2020.
Susannah Streeter interviews Christopher Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide live from the World Economic Forum 2013. This interview originally aired on BBC World Service Radio -- "Newsday" on January 24, 2013. Learn more at www.hiltonworldwide.com/youth.
The World Economic Forum rages on in Davos. We brought you the voices of some of the skeptics yesterday. There are, of course, plenty of proponents of the splashy annual gathering. Among them, Christopher Nassetta.
Hilton Worldwide is championing youth development having commissioned a white paper from the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and launched its own strategy for the area called Bright Blue Futures.
CNN's John Defterios talks with Hilton Worldwide CEO Chris Nassetta about growth and tackling youth employment. Learn more now about Hilton Worldwide's three-part initiative to tackle youth joblessness.
Chris Nassetta, President & CEO Hilton Worldwide, stops by Reuters Davos Today during the World Economic Forum to discuss the economy and Hilton Worldwide's commitment to youth.Find out more about Hilton Worldwide's impressive projected pipeline of growth and its plans to to prevent "a lost generation."
Today Hilton Worldwide and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) announced their commitment to create the Global Youth Wellbeing Index to monitor the state of young people and help increase the effectiveness and accountability of investments targeting youth.
This session draws on the wide range of perspectives and experiences of five young people from around the world who offer their responses to the discussions that have taken place over the course of the day. What important issues do they think were ignored or brushed over? What issues do they believe should be at the top of the global youth agenda? And what do they think young people can do, as grass-roots organizers, young professionals, teachers, elected officials, or simply engaged citizens, to expand opportunities in their communities? Panelists will also offer their ideas on how young people can most effectively and creatively work with government, the private sector and civil society to realize their goals.
Speech: Good afternoon everyone and thanks, Doug, for your kind introduction. You know, I thought I had a tough job, but it’s really NOTHING compared to what all of you have signed up for - to generate literally hundreds of millions of jobs for young people in the next decade. And so it is great to be here to be able share a few ideas on what we are doing as an industry and as a company to work with all of you to meet this challenge.
Hilton Worldwide announced a $3 million, three-year partnership today with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), a global organization that realizes the power and promise of young people and since its founding in 1990 has prepared nearly 16 million young people to learn, work and lead. Additionally, Hilton Worldwide’s President and CEO, Christopher J. Nassetta, is joining the IYF board.
In recognition of Corporate Philanthropy Day, Hilton Worldwide is expanding its commitment to education and creating opportunities for young people by announcing a new partnership with Global Kids, a nonprofit which provides global learning, intercultural understanding and development for underserved youth in urban communities.