The Hilton hotel chain has signed up with a leading provider of employment services for people with disabilities to push its diversity agenda.
Hilton UK & Ireland, which employs more than 15,000 people in 77 hotels in the region, has signed a contract with the Shaw Trust charity to offer thousands of people with disabilities easy access to its job vacancies.
At present only 49 per cent of disabled people are in work compared to 81 per cent of non-disabled people, according to the Shaw Trust.
Wolfgang Neumann, area president for the Hilton chain, said: “Hilton UK & Ireland is committed to doing business in a responsible way and this agreement absolutely defines our belief in providing the best job opportunities for those who are best equipped to serve our guests whatever their circumstances.”
Shaw Trust’s director of employment Malcolm Goldsby said: “It’s always great news when a major employer recognises the contribution that people with disabilities can make to their business.”