Hilton Offering Jobs And Free Hotel Stays For Veteran Jobseekers
Hilton is now offering a unique benefit to veterans: free hotel stays for job-hunt related travel.
Here’s how it works: Veterans who need to travel for any job-related activity, in any industry, can register with their local employment office and receive 100,000 Hilton Honors points to cover their lodging.
Veterans most commonly use the program when they’re traveling out of town for interviews, trainings and certifications. Hilton partners with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies to donate points throughout the year—and more than 1,100 veterans have benefitted from Hilton’s 1.2 million points donated to date.
The Points donation program is one of many ways Hilton is using its business of hospitality to support active duty military, veterans and their families.
A few others include:
Discounted stays: Active and retired military and their families receive a 10 percent discount at all of Hilton’s 14 hotel brands
Military spouse career program: Hilton has developed dedicated career paths that accommodate the unique challenges military spouses and their families face. Military spouses often have trouble finding jobs when the family relocates. Hilton’s work-from-home program offers virtual training, remote working options that can relocate with employees, and flexible schedules for better work-life balance.
Hilton has a long legacy of supporting the military, dating back to its founder, Conrad Hilton, a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War I. In August 2013, Hilton launched Operation: Opportunity, with a commitment to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018.
The company accomplished that goal two years ahead of schedule and is now committing to hire an additional 20,000 military hires by the end of 2020. Veterans and their spouses are a natural fit at Hilton because of the company’s shared values with the military, like leadership, integrity and teamwork.
Originally published on U.S. Veterans Magazine