About the Initiative

The Hospitality Hires Chicago initiative began as a way to provide a strategic approach to bringing together high demand industry professionals with employers.  Each year a high number of job vacancies go unfilled due to the limited access to qualified candidates.

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership created a collaborative that includes:  Choose Chicago, The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, the Illinois Restaurant Association, The Magnificent Mile Association, Chicago Loop Alliance, and the Near South Planning Board to coordinate hiring efforts connecting high-growth high-demand industries and employers with access to pre-screened job seekers; making the hiring process more efficient.

What is Hospitality Hires Chicago?

Hospitality Hires Chicago provides employers with a strategic approach to finding your next best hire and for job seekers to find their next best employment opportunity, by working with Chicagoland’s premiere workforce development organizations.


We help jobseekers prepare for their first interview.

Whether its help with practicing interview skills or assistance revising a resume, our goal is to provide the support needed to be prepared.




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.