About Hospitality Hires Chicago

Hospitality Hires Chicago gives employers a chance to meet work-ready job seekers to make their next great hire and gives job seekers the chance to land their next great offer—sometimes on the spot! The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is partnered with American Hotel and Lodging Association Foundation, Chicago Loop Alliance, Choose Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association Illinois Restaurant Association,The Magnificent Mile Association, and Near South Planning Board to host the 6 annual Hospitality Hires Chicago (HHC). The hiring event, located at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, included various employers with open positions who made offers to the region’s diverse, work-ready, skilled job seekers.

What is Hospitality Hires Chicago?

Hospitality Hires Chicago is an event for employers and job seekers to meet and interview. Working with Chicago’s premier workforce agencies, Hospitality Hires Chicago provides employers with an opportunity to take a strategic approach to find their next great hire and for job seekers to get that next great offer!

We help jobseekers prepare for their first interview.

Whether it’s helping with practicing interview skills or assistance revising a resume, The Partnership’s goal is to provide the support needed to be prepared. The Partnership operates a network of more than 90 workforce development agencies in Chicago and Cook County. Staff at 10 American Job Centers (AJC) in the region support job seekers with skills assessments, resume and interview preparation and more. Job seekers can reach an AJC by dialing 800-720-2515 or by visiting this page. Job seekers can also call The Partnership’s Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center at 312-281-7925.

Both employers (employer registration) and jobseekers (jobseeker registration) must pre-register. Job seekers are expected to be work-ready, bring 20 resumes with them to the event and dress in business-interview-attire. The registration confirmation also states the requirements to enter the event (dress code, updated resume, etc.) for the designated time. Read more about to learn how to ace your interview at Hospitality Hires Chicago.

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Hospitality Hires Chicago is Sponsored By Cook County. Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Choose Chicago. Chicago Loop Alliance. Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association. Illinois Restaurant Association. The Magnificent Mile Association. Near South Planning Board. World Business Chicago.