Hilton invites San Diego veterans and military spouses to attend hiring event

Posted at 9:48 PM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 08:41:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego veterans and military spouses are invited a hiring event on June 13 as part of Hilton's Operation: Opportunity program.

Fourteen local properties from Hilton brands will participate in the event from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. 

The event is part of an initiative to combat unemployment rates for veterans and military spouses, the company said.

The hospitality company said it designed Operation: Opportunity to target the unique challenges military families face while looking for jobs: spouses after relocating, and veterans after returning from service. 

RELATED: Trump signs executive order to make it easier for military spouses to get jobs

By 2017, Hilton had employed 10,000 military veterans and spouses. The company said it aims to hire another 20,000 by 2030.

Just last month, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at increasing opportunities for military spouses to get federal jobs.

Trump said he hoped the executive action would encourage private-sector businesses to follow suit in their hiring practices.