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BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International has committed to hiring more than 1,500 refugees throughout its European region by 2026. This follows Marriott’s commitment to hire more than 1,500 refugees by 2025 in the U.S.

Some Marriott hotels are providing recently re-settled refugee employees with resources and tailored support, such as on-site translators, prayer rooms and assistance with navigating public transportation. Building on its hiring commitment, Marriott launched a careers site to showcase opportunities for refugees looking to apply for positions in the U.S.

Additionally, Marriott continues its long-standing efforts with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to train and hire refugees. Since 2016, Marriott’s support has helped the IRC train nearly 1,000 refugees in the U.S. in hospitality and workforce skills through its Hospitality Link program and other initiatives. This year, Marriott is supporting IRC’s Hospitality Link program in Tucson, Ariz. and Denver, Colo., and will also support increased training for IRC economic empowerment staff to help them develop high quality and impactful job readiness programs for their refugee clients.

“At Marriott International, we believe in being a force for good and making a positive and sustainable impact in the communities where we do business,” says Anthony Capuano, president and CEO, Marriott International. “Across Europe, this has included support for refugees from Ukraine since the start of the war. Our focus on creating job opportunities has already led to over 970 refugees hired across dozens of our hotels in the European region. Marriott’s goal to hire an additional 1,500 refugees in Europe builds on the work we’re doing to promote opportunities for refugees in the U.S. and highlights our steadfast commitment to put people first and provide economic opportunity for refugees and under-represented populations.”


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