As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to hiring 10,000 opportunity youth, people ages 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor working, by 2025.
According to the International Labour Organization, more than 40 percent of the world’s young people are either unemployed or living in poverty. As reported by Measure of America, there are 4.9 million opportunity youth who are disconnected from the economy in the US alone.
“We understand the challenges young people face, and Hyatt hotels are uniquely positioned to be part of the solution. Hospitality is one of the few industries where entry-level opportunities often lead to fulfilling, life-long careers that can change the trajectory of someone’s life,” said Malaika Myers, chief human resources officer, Hyatt. “With the launch of RiseHY, Hyatt hotels will harness the power of technology in ways our industry has never done before to scale career opportunities, bringing awareness to hospitality careers, setting candidates up for success from the start, and expanding training programs as a path for employment.”