With the Hospitality and Gaming Industry hiring at an all-time-high pace, several leaders in the industry are asking their peers to consider hiring a returning veteran.
The Hospitality Heroes Initiative was first proposed in 2014 by executive recruiter Dennis P. Rizzo. Rizzo is a Vietnam-era United States Marine Corps veteran who—thanks to an industry leader, got a restart in the hotel business after returning from overseas.
Rizzo says much of the training gained in the military prepares veterans for tough assignments in any industry.
“The leadership and teamwork skills I learned in the Marines has served me well,” says Rizzo. “Those same skills of handling high-pressure situations, being solutions oriented, and operating as a reliable member of a team is what every executive wants from its managers.” Rizzo says much of the training gained in the military prepares veterans for tough assignments in any industry.
With the Hospitality and Gaming Industry expected to add an additional 62,000 jobs between now and 2024, the need to recruit strong, capable employees who can grow with an organization has never been more important.
Bentley Price Associates, Inc. has created a simple way for veterans to get exposure to those responsible for hiring.
Bentley Price Associates, Inc. has created a simple way for veterans to get exposure to those responsible for hiring. The company has created a space for veterans to signal their interest in hospitality and gaming careers.
Veterans are invited to register with Bentley Price Associates and upload their contact and skills information for reference by the executive recruiter’s clients and non-clients alike.
To create an account and complete an application online, veterans can visit the Hospitality Heroes Registration page.
For Industry Employers
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