Hospitality job platform for refugees launches

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Hospitality job platform for refugees launches

EU: Hospitality Unite has launched to support refugees and their families by providing access to hospitality job opportunities, backed by the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance.

The website, which is initially running as a pilot for Ukrainian refugees, is already posting jobs from hotel brands including Radisson Hotels Group, Accor, and IHG Hotels & Resorts.

It is free to use by hotels and refugee job seekers. Any hotel seeking to support refugees with employment opportunities can apply to participate, and to begin with will be open to hotel properties in countries that have granted the right to work for Ukrainian refugees.

Eventually, the aim is to roll out the platform globally – both in response to a disaster and as an ongoing initiative. Hospitality workforce management company Harri powers the site.

Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, said: “This platform demonstrates the role that the hospitality industry can and continues to play supporting people within local communities around the world. Through our members and our partnership with Harri, we were able to create a hub which gives refugees a centralised portal to access opportunities in real-time. Our aim is that this resource is applicable not just to this present crisis, but the ongoing situations that refugees and internally displaced people continue to experience across the globe.”

Pete Willis, commercial director for Harri, added: “Hospitality Unite already has a commitment from several leading global hotel brands that formed part of the steering group to help with the Ukrainian disaster and make this incredible initiative a reality. Their European hotels are actively seeking additional staff and they recognise that displaced Ukrainian nationals are motivated and skilled recruits in need of opportunity.”

Further information about Hospitality Unite can be found here.

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