Tourism Update

submitted by Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association

A job seeker meets with a representative from the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld at the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Career Fair.

Representatives from Hilton Worldwide discuss employment opportunities with a job seeker during the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Career Fair.

On Nov. 6, more than 30 Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association companies participated in a Hurricane Relief Hospitality Career Fair with the purpose of securing employment for those who fled to Central Florida in the aftermath of the destructive hurricane season that impacted Puerto Rico and neighboring islands. The complimentary job fair, held in partnership with CareerSource Central Florida, Latino Leadership, Puerto Rico Family Response Center, and Heart of Florida United Way, led to the employment of approximately 100 job seekers.

Thanks to a robust Central Florida tourism industry, many career opportunities exist for those who have relocated to our region and are in need of meaningful employment. CFHLA maintains a brief listing of job opportunities on its website at

In addition to conducting the career fair, the CFHLA Foundation, in partnership with CFHLA members, donated $13,000 to Fondos Unidos (United Way) of Puerto Rico to assist in recovery efforts on the island. CFHLA will also be sending hospitality industry representatives to Puerto Rico in the coming months to meet with those on the island who may be interested in relocating to Central Florida to pursue a “new chapter” and are available to work in the
hospitality industry. ♥


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