Youth News

Hilton Celebrates Its Annual Global Month of Service

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

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

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.

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.

希尔顿全球在广州试点“创业365”青年企业家项目

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

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

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

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

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

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.”