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: Chicago Loop Alliance, the City of Chicago, Choose Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, Illinois Restaurant Association, The Magnificent Mile Association, and 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 their next best hire and job seekers’ next best employment opportunity by working with Chicagoland’s premier workforce development organizations.


We help career seekers prepare for their first interview.

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




The 7th AnnualHospitality Hires Chicago is Sponsored By Cook County. Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Chicago, Mayor Brandon Johnson. Choose Chicago. Chicago Loop Alliance. Choose Chicago. Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association. Illinois Restaurant Association. The Magnificent Mile Association. Near South Planning Board.