Hospitality Hires Chicago


Hospitality Hires Chicago 2022 was a success, helping hundreds land an interview or a job. For more information about working in the Hospitality and Tourism sector, please call 312-281-7925 or visit the “Hospitality and Tourism Sector Center” page.

About the Initiative

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 partnering with Choose Chicago, The Magnificent Mile Association, Illinois Restaurant Association, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, Chicago Loop Alliance, Near South Planning Board, World Business Chicago, and Cook County to host the 5th annual Hospitality Hires Chicago (HHC). The hiring event, located at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, will include 60 employers with open positions who are ready to interview and hire the region’s diverse, work-ready, skilled job seekers.

What is Hospitality Hires Chicago?

This is the 5th annual Hospitality Hires event. The last in-person event was held in 2019 and we are thrilled to be back in person this year.

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 and job seekers must pre-register. Job seekers are expected to be work-ready, bring 10 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 Career Connector Events: Connecting Talent & Employers in Cook County. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, 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.