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While the impacts of the COVID19 crisis are different for everyone, we know our entire community has been affected in some way, and we want to do our best to support and connect you and others in our network. Community College of Philadelphia and American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute are offering FREE Online Courses.

Free Online Continuing Ed Courses

Boost your professional expertise with noncredit, online offerings from Community College of Philadelphia and MindEdge.

Through August 31, you can take one of these three courses for FREE: Introduction to Critical Thinking, Personal Creativity or Creativity in Teams and Organizations.

Providing the latest in online courses and certificate programs, MindEdge delivers offerings through diverse content delivery methods, such as video, interactive exercises, learner assessments and simulation technology. Classes are available at any time, allowing you to learn at your convenience.

 


AHLEI made available free hospitality career training.

During this difficult time in our industry, we’d like to offer the opportunity for hospitality professionals to make good use of their time at home to develop skills that can help take your hospitality career to the next level. Now through April 30, you can access complimentary online training. Employees who are currently furloughed or laid off are eligible to apply for AHLEI certifications as long as they were employed as of March 1, 2020. All other certification eligibility requirements are still in place.

 

Training

GPHA is dedicated to mentoring future hotel employees and providing continuing education and development for current hospitality industry employees. GPHA also assists industry employees with professional certifications, training and business development seminars, and provides scholarships and resource materials to schools, teaching centers and individuals to ensure a successful career path in the hospitality industry.

GPHA members receive discounts on ServSafe classes and access to members-only events. There are also professional networking programs to engage GPHA members with industry peers, develop professional skills and help give back to the community.

Employment Law & Workers' Compensation

Weber Gallagher has created a GPHA web page for GPHA members for the latest webinars, alerts, newsletters, podcasts, events and more! Visit the site at GPHA Weber Gallagher. If you have a suggestion for topics please contact Chelsea who is listed on the web page.

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, GPHA is offering members the National Restaurant Association's One-Day Servsafe ® Certification program. Click here for dates, times, locations and registration. Be sure to indicate in the comment box that you are a GPHA member to receive a rate of $150.

TIPS Bartending Certification

This certification program helps to assure that your front-of-the-house staff is prepared for every situation. It will outline effective responsible alcohol service practices for all front-of-the house staff including bartenders, waiters, hosts, bussers, security and valets that may need to prevent and/or deal with intoxication.

Temple University Event Executive Certificate Program 

The only award- winning, comprehensive events planning program that prepares you to achieve a certificate for a number of different professional organizations. The full program may be completed in one year, but you can enroll for individual courses as well. Earn a professional (non-credit) executive certificate in Event Leadership to advance your career. Click to learn more or contact Ira Rosen, Temple University Event Leadership Certificate Program Director irosen@temple.edu or 215-204-6126.

In alignment with our commitment to provide members with the most comprehensive human resource and networking opportunities, GPHA offers seminars throughout the year. Check back for upcoming dates.

GPHA's Michael M. Boyle Scholarships

GPHA’s Michael M. Boyle Scholarship Fund affords scholarships to students pursuing to further their education in the hospitality industry working to earn an associate, bachelors or graduate degree or certificate in hospitality related fields. In addition to their studies, eligible students must demonstrate related work experience, an intention to pursue a career in hospitality and good academic standing with their high school, college or university. GPHA ensures winning recipients will have funds forwarded to their respective colleges directly to be applied toward tuition, books, etc. for the subsequent semester.

Each applicant is considered based on outstanding leadership, academic achievement, and commitment to community involvement, and other organizations/associations at their respective high schools and colleges, and a personal essay addressing why he/she is the best candidate for the scholarship funds.

As the President of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, Mike Boyle had over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He was a founding member of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Corporation which today is Visit Philadelphia. He was a vigorous visionary and a devoted advocate for the hospitality industry. The scholarship is testament to his passion for the hotel community. The scholarship trust fun is manager by The Philadelphia Foundation.

2019/20 GPHA College Scholarship Application - download the application or complete the application online and upload documents

2019/20 GPHA High School Scholarship Application - download the application or complete the application online and upload documents

 

Graduate Education Partnership with Temple University

Employees of hotels that are members of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA) will be given the opportunity to advance their skill set with a guaranteed $4,000 scholarship and application fee waiver through Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM).

The partnership between STHM and GPHA will allow hospitality professionals from the 90 hotels in GPHA’s network to pursue a Master of Science in Hospitality Management and advance their careers through industry-relevant coursework in a hands-on environment build to enhance creativity and analytical thinking. Hotels with memberships in the GPHA employ more than 14,000 Philadelphia-area residents.

Through the program, students can pursue concentrations in hospitality operations management, event management or tourism and hospitality marketing. The capstone class is a real-world consulting project.

The agreement makes STHM the official graduate education partner of the GPHA.

Interested hotel employees can begin the application process at sthm.temple.edu/GPHA. Prospective students can contact Michelle Rosar, associate director of graduate enrollment at michelle.rosar@temple.edu or 215-204-3315.

About the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

To prepare future leaders in the sport, tourism and hospitality industries, the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University integrates real-world lessons into the classroom. Through our global network, we provide student-centered education and development for todays growing industries.

 

We remind you of the following resources

GPHA Allied Member COVID-19 Response Service List 

Click here for GPHA guide of Allied Member partners providing critical services in response to COVID-19 (updated 5/19/2020

 

 

 

 

Opportunities at Philadelphia and Surrounding Area Hotel Properties
Note: COVID-19 may affect the volume of open positions at this time 

Aloft Philadelphia Airport

Aloft Philadelphia Downtown                 

Cambria Hotel & Suites Philadelphia Downtown Center City

Canopy Hotel by Hilton

Courtyard Philadelphia Airport

Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue

Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport    Bartender/ Server     Hotel Shuttle Driver     Room Attendant

Front Desk Agent 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City

Element Philadelphia

Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport

Embassy Suites Philadelphia Center City

Extended Stay Philadelphia Airport Bartram

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Center City

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Airport

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City

Hawthorn Suites Airport

Hilton Garden Inn Center City 

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing

Hoffman Design Group

Holiday Inn Express Midtown

Holiday Inn Express Penn's Landing

Home2 Suites By Hilton Philadelphia

Home2 Suites by Hilton Ridley Park Philadelphia Airport South

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City

Hyatt Centric Philadelphia    

Inn at Union League

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Le Meridien Philadelphia

Loews Philadelphia

Logan Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia Airport Marriott

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Philadelphia Marriott Old City

Pod Philly Hotel

Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown

Residence Inn Philadelphia Airport

Residence Inn Philadelphia Center City 

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel

Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport

Sleep Inn

Sofitel Philadelphia

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

The Bellevue Hotel

The Independent Hotel Philadelphia

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel

The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Rittenhouse Hotel

The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

The Study University City

The Westin Philadelphia

The Windsor Suites Philadelphia    

W Philadelphia

 

Temporary/Transitional Employment Opportunities

Holistic Industries/ Liberty Cannabis

Pennsylvania dispensaries have immediate opportunities for people with exceptional customer service skills who have been impacted by recent events. We invite GPHA members to apply for our Wellness Guide positions. A key point – these should be employees who would not be eligible for unemployment, as this would make them ineligible (or they could just be very interested in the opportunity regardless, I suppose).  

1. Visit www.holisticindustries.com/work-with-us

2. Under location, click "Dispensary - Philadelphia", "Bensalem", "Norristonw", or "Aliquippa"

3. In the application, under "How did you first hear about us?", click on "Other", and end "GPHA"

 

Brown's  Shoprite or The Fresh Grocer

Anyone that is interested in a position with our company can apply to shoprite.com, or thefreshgrocer.com

Attached is a list of our store locations. If you have names of anyone interested in working for us please email me directly and I will make sure they receive an interview. Marie K Wagner, HR Supervisor Marie.Wagner@wakefern.com

 

Sunrise Senior Living 

Sunrise is a senior living organization with over 250+ communities in North America (US and Canada). While circumstances are constantly evolving and ever-changing during this time, we’re still looking to hire top-talent in housekeeping, dining (servers and cooks), facilities management, caregivers, concierge, mid-level management and sales. Career pages https://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/careers.aspx

If any hotel is interested in partnering with us to support any of their employees exploring alternative employment, please contact Jenn Fones at jenn.fones@sunriseseniorliving.com  or 301-273-4593. 


PRLA

list of employers hiring at multiple locations in Pennsylvania. You can also search our Job Board for positions open in specific locations.