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America’s Leading Companies are Coming Together on Sept. 20 for the D.C. Opportunity Fair in an Ongoing National Initiative to Connect Youth to Jobs

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ – a coalition of more than 50 leading U.S. companies – will host a day-long job and resource fair for Opportunity Youth

An estimated 4.9 million young Americans ages 16-24 are not in school or employed, including nearly 10 percent of young adults in the Washington, D.C., area . In response, a coalition of more than 50 top U.S. companies, called the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™, today announced plans to expand its national youth hiring effort to the nation’s capital. They will launch their work in Washington with a day-long job and resource fair on September 20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, kicking off a long-term effort to connect local youth to jobs.

Hilton Celebrates Its Annual Global Month of Service

Team Members across the globe volunteered in 93 countries and across 4,166 projects

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 Named One of the World’s 25 Best Places to Work

Recognized on Great Place to Work’s 2016 list based on Team Member feedback

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 Among Founding Members of White House First Job Compact

Hilton today joined other leading American companies as a founding member of the White House’s First Job Compact.

Hilton Celebrates its Largest Global Career Month Impacting More Than 102,000 Youth in 74 Countries

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.

Hilton Worldwide President & CEO Chris Nassetta Inducted Into Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor

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’s Annual Global Career Awareness Month Impacts More Than 90,000 Young People

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 Americans

First 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,, 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.

Hilton Worldwide Pilots Startup365 Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Guangzhou

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.


一名成功的企业家对于企业的长期健康发展起着至关重要的作用。近日,希尔顿全球推出了其首个全新的青年创业培训项目“创业365”(Startup 365),旨在改善国内待业青年的就业形势,以响应公司在2019年前向100万青年“敞开大门”的承诺。“创业365”项目致力于通过职业技能培训及企业家精神的指导,让青年们适应现下竞争激烈的就业及工作环境。

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.

Devex: 5 reasons youth groups should connect to hospitality companies, and vice versa

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.

CSIS: The Launch of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index (Video)

The launch of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index with welcoming remarks by John J. Hamre.

Hilton Worldwide Launches its Largest Global Career Event

Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month invites job seekers around the world to discover the vast career opportunities in the fast-growing hospitality industry

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.

ILO for Asia and the Pacific: Brendan Toomey Interview (Video)

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.

CNN World: How to help the world's youth

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.

New Index Finds That Majority of Youth Worldwide Face Challenges to Health, Happiness & Prosperity

The Center for Strategic International Studies, International Youth Foundation and Hilton Worldwide Release the First Index That Measures Global Youth Wellbeing

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.

US News: Global Report Highlights Challenges Facing Youths

More than 75 percent of young people worldwide experience low levels of well-being.

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.

Hilton Worldwide Pledges to ‘Open Doors’ for One Million Young People by 2019

New commitment aims to help young people achieve their full potential and close the youth unemployment gap

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.

Facilitating a Youth Jobs Revolution - Part 2

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.

Getting Youth in the Door: Defining Soft Skills Requirements for Entry-level Service Sector Jobs

Soft Skills Needs and Training for Entry-Level Employees in the Service Sector

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.”

South Africa: Hilton Launches SA Youth Training Plan

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 announces Passport to Success initiative in Saudi Arabia

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.

Zawya: Hilton WorldwideAnnounces Passport to Success® Initiative in Saudi Arabia

Initiative will focus on engaging and developing talented Saudi youth for careers in hospitality

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.

Career Stories from Hilton Leaders: Hospitality Offers a Ladder of Success

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.

Hospitality Industry Offers Solutions To Youth Unemployment Crisis According To New White Paper

Hilton Worldwide and the International Youth Foundation Issue Industry-Wide Call to Action to Help Prevent a “Lost Generation”

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.

Video: BBC World Service Radio: Hilton Worldwide Creating Opportunities

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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

Audio: American Public Media: Hilton CEO digs deep into foreign markets at Davos

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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.

Business & Leadership: Hilton Worldwide announces white paper on youth development

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.

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.

Video: CNN: Davos: Hotel Industry & the Economy

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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.

Video: Reuters: WEF 2013: Chris Nassetta, Reuters Davos Today

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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."

Hilton Worldwide and International Youth Foundation Announce Plan to Measure Global Youth Wellbeing

Commit to Create New Tools that Monitor Effectiveness of Youth Development Investments and Call for Partners at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

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.

Why Youth Matter

Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide Youth@Work: Bridging the Opportunity Divide IYF Global Partner Meeting June 21, 2012

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 and International Youth Foundation Launch Global Youth Initiative

President & CEO Christopher J. Nassetta to Assume Seat on IYF Board of Directors

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.

Hilton Worldwide Partners with Global Kids

Nonprofit provides global learning and development opportunities for underserved youth; participants achieve 90% high school graduation rate

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.