MCLEAN, VA—Hilton expects to hire an additional 20,000 veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers by 2020. The company has already achieved 10,000 military hires in the United States since 2013, exceeding its initial goal two years ahead of schedule, according to the company.
The expanded hiring commitment is part of Hilton’s Operation: Opportunity program, designed to provide support to veterans and their families. One of the program’s goals 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% of all Operation: Opportunity hires.
To position new hires for success, Hilton has 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.