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Recapping THE Hotel Hiring Event

THE Hotel Hiring Event featured seven different hospitality groups representing over 30 Wake County Hotels.

On Thursday, October 19, THE Hotel Hiring Event was held at the NCWorks Career Center at Tillery Place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event featured participation from seven different hospitality groups, representing over 30 Wake County hotels. The event drew 64 job seekers, marking it as the largest hiring event at the Tillery Career Center since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We were thrilled with the success and impact of the hiring event. But, instead of taking our word for it, let's listen to some of the most impactful stories that we heard on October 19.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

Reginald arrived 30 minutes prior to the hiring event!

Meet Reginald Spencer! He arrived at the NCWorks Career Center 30 minutes before the hiring event. On his way out the door, he had multiple different hotel job interviews scheduled. It’s safe to say that Reginald was well-prepared for this event, and his preparation paid off handsomely. “I’m happy! I feel so giddy!” Said Reginald when discussing his success at the event

Mother and Daughter Duo

Valerie Mann (left) and her daughter Winter Jones (right).

Spending quality time as a family is always important, but Valerie Mann and her daughter Winter Jones took it to the next level by attending the hiring event together! These two not only had a blast but impressed our employer partners as well. Winter accepted a front desk position at the newly opened Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport and Valerie was offered an interview at another hotel. “I didn’t think I was going to get an offer that quickly, I didn’t come in here expecting anything big.” Said Winter. When asked if she would recommend the event to someone else she enthusiastically nodded “It’s amazing here, they don’t make you wait for an offer.”

Unexpected Opportunity

Nafees was accepted an interview with one of our employer partners!

Nafees Javed had found out that he had lost his job while visiting his pregnant wife in Pakistan. At 1 p.m., Nafees was in the Wake County Human Services building to get Medicaid for his wife, when he noticed the flyer for the hiring fair and sprinted to the 2nd floor to attend. “It’s been about 2 weeks now since I lost my job and I’ve been trying to apply on Indeed, but it hasn’t been helpful.” He said. Nafees arrived just as the hiring event was concluding, and was able to schedule an interview with one of our employer partners!

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