Hilton Worldwide To Provide U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Careers Beyond The Games

Hilton Worldwide Joins Forces with Adecco in Support of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team USA Career Program

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February 15, 2010

MCLEAN, Va. -  As Olympic athletes gear up for two weeks of unparalleled competition and hopefuls train for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and beyond, Hilton Worldwide and Adecco Group North America, prepare to train athletes for the work force. The organizations announced their support of the U.S. Olympic Committee's (USOC) new Athlete Career Program and will provide athletes with career training and job placement assistance. The athletes will receive a premium salary and full health benefits for their work, allowing them the ability to pursue their Olympic dreams.

With more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries, Hilton Worldwide will provide America's Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls with the opportunity to work at Hilton Worldwide hotels throughout the continental United States. Available positions range from front desk, bell desk and concierge positions to kitchen staff, marketing, accounting and other corporate and on-property positions. Athletes will be employed for a minimum of one year and, with the extensive hotel portfolio, athletes can secure jobs without leaving their desired training destination.

"We are proud to extend our Olympic sponsorship through the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete Career Program," said Jeff Diskin, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Marketing, Hilton Worldwide. "Through the program we are able to support some of our country's best athletes in their aspirations to win Olympic Gold."

Since partnering with the USOC in July 2005, Adecco-part of the world's leading provider of recruitment and workforce solutions-has served more than 1,600 U.S. Olympic Movement participants including Olympians, Paralympians, coaches and elite athletes. Adecco services include tailored athlete summits and career coaching focused on helping members of the Olympic family make a smooth transition from the field of play to the workplace. Additionally, job placement services are provided which include expert resume development, interview coaching, career seminars, job research and placement.

"At Adecco we recognize the extreme hard work, talent and dedication that our U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes apply to being successful at their sport while positively representing America on the international playing field," said Joyce Russell, EVP & President, Adecco General Staffing. "We are honored to provide these world-class athletes with our world-class career transition and job placement services and are so excited to be partnering with Hilton Worldwide to provide the Olympic family with world-class career opportunities."

Hilton Worldwide has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Olympic Committee as a proud sponsor of the U.S Olympic Team since 1988. This year Hilton Worldwide continues the tradition and presents the Hilton HHonors Concierge Suite at USA House in Vancouver, Canada from February 12-28, 2010. The lounge will be staffed by Hilton Worldwide team members and will provide visitors from all over the world the ultimate hospitality experience. In addition, Hilton Worldwide provided hospitality training for U.S. Olympic Committee staff in preparation for the Games.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

About Adecco Group North America
Every day we provide our clients with the talent they need, and help solve the business challenges they face today - and will encounter tomorrow. Our clients rely on us for a wide range of workforce solutions including:
• Contingent staffing and direct hire recruitment for large enterprise organizations across all skill sets
• Workforce solutions and consulting including Managed Services Programs (MSP) & Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
• Career transition and leadership consulting
• Specialty staffing, project solutions and consulting services

Additional information is available through our websites at www.adeccogroupna.com.

About the U.S. Olympic Committee
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. Follow us on Twitter (@USOlympic) and to learn more about the USOC go to Teamusa.org.

Scott Carman, Hilton Worldwide
+ 1 703 883 5803

Nicole Saunches, U.S. Olympic Committee
+ 1 778  938 7544

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.