On September 13th, 2017, closing event of the project of European Union “Advocate and Lobbying Equal Opportunities for Education and Employment of People with Special Needs” was held in Tbilisi.
The project aims to support socio-economic development through training and employment. The project also serves to establish partnerships between vocational and business sectors, reduction of stigma and discrimination in the society against people with disabilities and increase public awareness on these issues.
On the event, Hilton Batumi was awarded as the Best Employer of 2017 as it’s actively engaged in the project from the beginning; To be more specific, Hilton Batumi had 10 people with special needs on practice in Kitchen, HSK, IT and Security Departments, and currently 8 TMs with special needs are employed in Security, HSK and Kitchen Departments;
It also has to be noted that only 8 companies were awarded in whole Georgia, and just 2 were from Batumi, as Hilton Batumi Hotel was and is the first one leading by example – hiring people with special needs, which is unfortunately exceptional for Georgian companies; So with all this cooperative relationship, hopefully more and more companies will take examples from Hilton and they all together will create environment of equal employment opportunity.