Global/Corporate News

Operation: Opportunity - Hilton Worldwide's Commitment To Veterans

November 11, 2014

MCLEAN, Va. - An estimated one million members of the military are scheduled to draw down within the next five years, and these returning military personal have developed skills and experiences that are highly transferable and valued. Our veterans and military families deserve the assurance of a smooth transition back into civilian life and the aspiration of not just a job, but of a career. Operation: Opportunity is Hilton Worldwide's commitment to 10,000 veterans, military spouses and dependents to find purpose in civilian life through a long and fruitful career serving others in hospitality. The travel and tourism industry is predicted to add 1.3 million jobs by 2020 and veterans possess the unique skills necessary for success in the hospitality sector - like empathy, communication, ability to work under pressure, self-confidence, cultural and generational awareness, team leadership, decision-making and problem resolution. These skills are integral to providing guests with meaningful experiences. In fact, more than 3,300 veterans across the country have already joined Hilton Worldwide and found successful hospitality careers spanning operations and call center support, culinary and food & beverage, sales, guest services, and many others. In addition, military veterans and Hilton Worldwide share similar values - like integrity, ownership and teamwork. Visit to learn more. 

Operation: Opportunity - Hilton Worldwide