SOURCE: Hilton Worldwide
At a time when more than 75 million young people can’t find jobs, and countless more are underemployed, investing in opportunities for youth is not only a critical development issue but also a growth strategy for businesses around the world. The travel and tourism industry is uniquely positioned to address this issue as it is expected to create 73 million new jobs by 2022. However, in order to fill these positions, hospitality companies around the world need to address the skills gap. Issuing an industry-wide call-to-action for collaboration across businesses, governments and the NGO community, Hilton Worldwide and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) released a white paper at the World Economic Forum addressing the needs of these companies to bring their scope and scale to bear on the youth employment challenge.
KEYWORDS: Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Jobs, People, Social Action & Community Engagement, Positive Change, Teen Action, Youth Action, Hilton Worldwide, Hilton, Hotels, Hospitality, youth unemployment, Youth, International Youth Foundation, IYF, Creating Opportunities for Youth in Hospitality, Chris Nassetta, World Economic Forum