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Hope Through Hospitality: In Partnership With Tent, Hilton Expands Refugee Hiring Pledge and Commits to Hiring Additional 1,500 Refugees Across Europe

Tent Foundation European Business Summit - courtesy of Tent Partnership for Refugees
Hilton joins the Tent Partnership For Refugees in recognizing World Refugee Day by pledging to hire an additional 1,500 refugees across Europe, supporting its commitment to create 5 million learning and career growth opportunities globally by 2030

MCLEAN, Va. – In recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20, Hilton has announced its commitment to hire an additional 1,500 refugees across Europe. Hilton made the announcement alongside the Tent Partnership for Refugees as part of the Tent Foundation European Business Summit, which took place in Paris on June 19. 

The United Nations’ World Refugee Day honors, recognizes and celebrates the strength and courage of refugees around the world who are now integrating into their communities. This year, World Refugee Day focuses on the power of inclusion to support refugees as they restart their lives.  

As a longtime partner of the Tent Partnership for Refugees, Hilton became the first hospitality company to join Tent in 2018, supporting its overall efforts in creating employment pathways for underrepresented groups including refugees, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, as well as military veterans and their families.  

Photo courtesy of Tent Partnership for Refugees

“Hilton was founded with the purpose to spread the light and warmth of hospitality – to be a beacon of hope and engine of opportunity. Part of this commitment is to create career pathways for all,” said Laura Fuentes, chief human resources officer, Hilton. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Tent to hire 1,500 refugees over the next three years at our hotels across Europe and embrace the contributions of this diverse and skilled talent pool among our workforces.” 

Since 2015, Hilton has positively impacted 78,588 refugees through volunteering, in-kind donations, purchasing, training, shelter and employment. Since 2022, we have hired more than 400 refugees across 73 hotels in EMEA. Through partnerships with local refugee organizations, community-based initiatives, and dedicated recruitment programs, Hilton also provides refugees with training, mentorship, and career advancement opportunities. These efforts are guided by Hilton’s Travel With Purpose strategy, through which Hilton has committed to create 5 million learning and career growth opportunities for unrepresented groups military veterans and their families, refugees, and youth worldwide.  

The company continues to be recognized for its exceptional workplace culture and team member benefits. In 2023, Great Place to Work and Fortune named Hilton the #2 best place to work globally in addition to ranking in more than 20 countries around the world, including Argentina (#1); China (#1); France (#1), Italy (#1); Peru (#1); Portugal (#1), Uruguay (#1); Nigeria (#2); Singapore (#2); and United Kingdom (#2). 

For more information on Hilton’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit jobs.hilton.com/diversity


About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube