ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interstate Hotels & Resorts – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – proudly announces its association with Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), providing direct access to hospitality career opportunities for military spouses. Interstate offers diverse career paths, providing flexibility with full- and part-time opportunities and positions in all areas of hotel operations, including guest services and rooms division, food and beverage, sales and revenue management, finance and accounting, and human resources.
"We are a proud supporter of our active service men and women and their families," said Jim Abrahamson, Interstate's chief executive officer. "Proactively working to deepen our support of veterans, service members transitioning back to civilian life and the spouses of active military, we're pleased to connect with such an outstanding organization. MSEP is an intuitive avenue for tapping into great talent to service our guests and operate our hotels."
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is one of 266 companies approved as an official MSEP partner. Military Spouse Employment Partnership is a solution to help spouses find and maintain employment to achieve their career goals, despite the challenges of frequent relocation. Through the MSEP Career Portal, spouses of those in the armed forces can access career opportunities offered by partners worldwide. Military spouses represent a skilled, diverse and highly motivated group of professionals eager to work while their partners are on active duty.
Interstate recognizes the significant challenges facing military spouses due to consistent relocation, brought on by new orders for deployment. With more than 350 hotels across 38 states and the District of Columbia, Interstate is well positioned to offer numerous career opportunities to military spouses. The Company provides flexibility allowing military husbands and wives to continue their career with Interstate through the internal transfer policy and commitment to always promote from within, where possible.
"Joining Hyatt, Hilton, La Quinta and other hotel employers, Interstate is the only third party hotel management company that is an official partner of MSEP," said Laura FitzRandolph, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. "Interstate's decision to partner with MSEP was the clear choice when determining new means to attract and support veterans and the family members of active duty military to our company. MSEP provides the Company with a readily available and skilled pool of candidates."
Dr. Jill Biden, who launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on June 29, 2011, welcomed 38 new partners into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership during the New Partner Induction Ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. "When we launched MSEP, we were excited to have 50 businesses involved [and] today … over 260 businesses have entered the partnership, so that's nearly five times the number of when we started," Biden said at the December 3, 2014, morning ceremony. "These partnerships represent every employment sector and are offering jobs at every level within their organizations."
Known as the global leader in the hotel management industry, Interstate's relationships and knowledge – shared among brilliant hospitality partners and its unmatched educational curriculum – result in an expansive management team and advanced talent strength worldwide through a 427-hotel portfolio worldwide. Interstate's unsurpassed talent community translates valuable resources and accumulation of knowledge into a proven track record of employee retention.
For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.interstatehotels.com.
About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. Interstate and its affiliates manage 427 hotels with more than 79,000 rooms in North America, the UK, Europe, Russia, India and China, including ownership interest in 36 hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 31 hotels with more than 5,400 rooms under construction or development throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.interstatehotels.com. Connect with Interstate at www.linkedin.com/company/interstate-hotels-resorts, www.facebook.com/InterstateHotels and view career opportunities at www.interstatehotels.com/careers.
About Military Spouse Employment Partnership
MSEP is part of the Department of Defense's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, which seeks to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; employment readiness assistance to optimize their self-marketing skills; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career. MSEP, a targeted recruitment and employment solution, creates employment connections that provide companies with direct access to military spouses seeking career opportunities and spouses with direct access to employers who are actively recruiting. MSEP currently has more than 260 partners, who have hired over 65,000 military spouses.
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