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By Emily Wilson, Marketing Manager, HTNG - 05/15/2020

HTNG Career Center is an industry-exclusive job portal that also provides career and recruiting resources to the industry.

It is devastating that everyone in the world has somehow been affected by the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and it’s evident that each of us in the hospitality industry has had our own unique set of circumstances to face every day. Similar to our members, HTNG’s day-to-day actions have shifted to ensure that we continue to benefit those in our network, as we construct new resources and provide focused guidance. This column focuses on our most recent initiative, the launch of the new HTNG Career Center, and follows with a few additional efforts we have introduced to do our part in helping the industry during this time.

HTNG Career Center

Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) and Hospitality Upgrade recently launched the HTNG Career Center, a premier, industry-exclusive job portal designed to connect qualified hospitality professionals with potential employers, and provide a wide range of helpful career and recruiting resources to the hospitality market.

The HTNG Career Center launched at a critical point in the history of hospitality, as the industry reacts to dramatic new market conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic that has produced widespread employee layoffs, furloughs and other unprecedented changes in the hospitality employment sector.

“The hotel industry has been severely disrupted by recent events, and HTNG wants to do our part to help ensure a rapid recovery and future success for both our member companies and the people who serve this dynamic global market sector,” said David Sjolander, Chief Operating Officer of HTNG. “The association has always played an informal role in the recruiting and job-seeking process through referrals and networking, so now we are taking that a step further by teaming up with Hospitality Upgrade in the launch of the HTNG Career Center.”

In addition to meeting a long-term need for hospitality specific career resources, the portal will also serve the vital role of connecting displaced hospitality professionals with potential employers who need their specific experience and expertise.

The new HTNG Career Center provides a searchable database for potential employers and both active and passive jobseekers, as well as access to an array of helpful resources, such as free resume review, interview tips, advice on networking opportunities and career advancement. Employers can post open positions on the site and search the resume bank for available qualified candidates.

At no cost, hospitality professionals can upload their resumes anonymously as well as search and apply for open positions through the HTNG Career Center. In addition, they can respond to employers who inquire on their resume and are interested in interviewing them. The HTNG Career Center can be found at: https://careers.htng.org.

Additional COVID-19 Efforts

•  Hospitality COVID-19 Resources: HTNG is collecting resources relevant to our members and the industry overall on the current state of COVID-19 at www.htng.org/page/COVID-19. We are asking if anyone has an additional industry resource to please submit it to this webpage.

•  Retainment of Active HTNG Membership: HTNG is aware that some companies are in the unfortunate position of furloughing or laying off employees. If you, colleagues, or other HTNG members you know are in this situation, active membership status with HTNG will not change. Please contact [email protected] if you do not have access to your work email associated with your HTNG account.

• Virtual TechOvation Event: Historically held at HT-NEXT, the final round of the TechOvation Award will be held in partnership with UgoVirtual  (www.ugovirtual.com) as our first-ever, virtual event. On May 21, 2020, we will be providing networking interactions, access to attend educational, innovative pitches, sponsorship opportunities and more. To find out more information, visit:  www.htng.org/techovation.

While we continue to try to develop the services our industry needs, if HTNG can do anything further to assist your company, please contact us at [email protected] and let us know. HT