Hyatt – RiseHY Initiative
Inviting Youth to Reach Higher with Hyatt
At Hyatt, we’re passionate about people and opening doors to new opportunities. True to our company’s purpose – we care for people so they can be their best – we have worked with community-based organizations around the world for decades to help young people rise to their full potential. Now, we’re taking a bigger step: With RiseHY, Hyatt hotels are making a commitment to hire 10,000 Opportunity Youth – young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are disconnected from our economy either by not working or not going to school – by 2025. At Hyatt, we’re in a unique position to be part of the solution because hospitality is an industry where people can truly rise out of entry-level roles and build meaningful, life-long careers.
Did you know…?
Travel and tourism provides 1 out of 10 jobs globally? Yet people in underserved communities often don’t have a path to employment opportunities in this industry. Source: WTTC.org
2 out of 5 young people in today’s workforce are unemployed or are working but living in poverty? Source: ILO.org
Young people under the age of 25 are less likely to find work than adults. The global youth unemployment rate stands at 13%, which is three times higher than the figure for adults, which is 4.3%. Source: ILO ‘World Social and Employment Outlook – Trends 2018’ Report ‘World Social and Employment Outlook – Trends 2018’ prepared by the ILO