When partnering with other organizations, we seek to provide meaningful results to both parties, as well as our Members. To-date, each of our partners have become trusted allies, helping us to achieve our goals as an Association while increasing our reach.

One partnership that has grown ten-fold is our alliance with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), from which we formed the National Labor Exchange (NLx) in 2007. Upon creation, the goal of the NLx was to not only establish a cost-effective labor exchange, but also to better connect employers and state workforce agencies. The intention was always to have employers go beyond the reach of the NLx and work hand-in-hand with state workforce agencies to further cultivate their relationship. Member company Hilton Worldwide was able to do just that with the creation of Operation: Opportunity.

Announced on August 15th, Operation: Opportunity will provide extensive support to U.S. military veterans and their families by way of donating millions of Hilton HHonors points that veterans can redeem for free hotel stays while seeking jobs. Additionally, over the next five years, Hilton Worldwide looks to hire 10,000 veterans at company locations across the country. The National Association of State Workforce Agencies will play a strategic role in the program by distributing Hilton HHonors points to their over 2,651 American Job Centers (AJCs) across the country to be later used by veteran job seekers and their families.

DirectEmployers would like to congratulate Hilton and NASWA for their concerted effort. Are you a Member company that has created similar programs, for not only veterans, but for individuals with disabilities as well? Please share your story with us by commenting below or sending an email to Jaime@DirectEmployers. For more information on Operation: Opportunity, please review Hilton Worldwide’s official press release.

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