Empower through opportunity

Empower through opportunity

Unemployment and underemployment are some of today’s most pressing issues, driven by inequality and lack of opportunity

As one of the world’s fastest growing industries, travel and tourism is well positioned to help offer a solution. We partner with leading nonprofits to ensure workplace readiness and access to opportunity to our business, including our supply chain, focusing on youth, diverse populations, women, people with disabilities, veterans and refugees.

Youth

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Youth

Millions of youth globally are facing widespread unemployment. At the same time, the travel and tourism industry’s demand continues to outpace the talent supply. We work to address these global issues and ensure a brighter future by partnering with nonprofit organizations to identify, train and mentor youth for meaningful careers in our industry.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion

Embracing differences and putting people first is part of our culture of inclusion and the way we do business. Our core strength lies in our ability to support diversity and inclusion by creating opportunities for our associates, guests, owners and franchisees and suppliers.

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Women

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Women

While significant strides in achieving gender equality have been made globally, many worthy efforts are still underway. We empower women and join in the effort by working with nonprofit organizations to develop skills and opportunity for women, support women-owned hotels, purchase from women-owned businesses and provide development and advancement opportunities for our workforce.

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People With Disabilities

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People With Disabilities

The transformative power of a job is one of the most impactful ways to serve people with disabilities. Through our work with leading organizations, such as the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities’ Bridges from School to Work program, we support skills development, training, job placement and business opportunities for young people with disabilities.

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Veterans

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Veterans

When it comes to taking care of our communities, we have a “spirit to serve.” Our veterans truly know what that means. We provide support through access to meaningful careers, championing and purchasing from veteran-owned small businesses and providing cash, in-kind and volunteer support to leading veteran and military organizations.

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Refugees

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Refugees

We aim to help those most vulnerable among us. By providing skills development and training for jobs in our industry, we empower refugees to create a positive future for themselves, their families and their communities.

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