Marriott is ‘actively hiring’ — and these are their jobs

Despite the hospitality industry’s struggle due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marriott’s CEO said he his company is “actively hiring” as hotels look toward better accommodations for guests in the wake of the virus.

Speaking with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Marriott CEO Anthony Capuano said that employment numbers are rising in areas where there’s a higher demand in areas for travel and business.

“In markets where demand is recovering, we’re absolutely seeing those jobs come back and in many of the markets you described were actively hiring,” Capuano told the outlet. “I think what those technological advances allow us to do is really engage our employees more in interacting with the guests and meeting their needs.”

The pandemic caused turmoil in the hospitality industry, resulting in 498,000 jobs lost in December 2020 alone, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the month alone, leisure and hospitality was down 3.7% form November 2020, making it the leading industry for jobs lost during the pandemic.

As travel restrictions start to ease and countries toy with the idea of “vaccine passports,” Capuano said that the company has started to see people taking hybrid trips to destinations by combining work and travel together.

“We’ll continue to see growth in demand in drive-to destinations and I think leisure destinations,” he said. “One of the really interesting phenomenon we’ve seen over the last year is a blending of trip purposes. People have learned that they can, in fact, work from almost anywhere. And as a result, we’re seeing our guests combine business travel with leisure travel.”

Capuano, 55, was named the new chief executive officer of Marriott International Inc. earlier this year. He has been with the company for 25 years, and takes over after former CEO and President Arne Sorenson died in February.

Marriott announced a vaccination-incentives program for its employees. Dubbed the “Vaccination Care Program,” employees at the hotel in the US and Canada will receive four hours of pay for getting vaccinated. While vaccination isn’t mandated, Marriott said it’s focused on strongly encouraging employees to get the jab.

“As vaccines become more widely available, this will create a safer environment for all associates, and we believe that consumer confidence to travel again will increase significantly and help the rebound of the travel and tourism sector,” David Rodriguez, Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Marriott International, said in a statement. “We appreciate the support from our managed hotel owners, and encourage the industry and our franchisees to offer flexibility and incentives to their associates as a vital step in our industry’s recovery.”

If you’re thinking about entering the hospitality industry, Marriott is hiring today. Here’s a quick look at some of the jobs available at Marriott now you can find on Ladders:

Franchised Director of Engineering, Panama City, FL
Estimated salary: $80-$100K
Speciality: Engineering Management
Experience: Less than 5 years

Franchised Director of Operations, Absecon, NJ
Estimated salary: $80-$100K
Speciality: General Manager/Location Manager
Experience: Less than 5 years

Director, Experience Design, Bethesda, MD
Estimated salary: $200-$250K
Speciality: Design & UX
Experience: 8-10 years