In-House Talent Acquisition Recruiter

Who we are:

HTC is the union of hotel and gaming workers in New York and New Jersey. We are widely recognized as the most powerful union in this industry in the world, with the best contracts. Our largely immigrant membership enjoys a middle-class lifestyle that is unheard of in an industry where workers are generally exploited and living in poverty. The children of our members have the opportunity to go to college and become professionals because of their parents’ hard work.

Unlike most unions, our membership is expanding, and in the last ten years our membership has grown from 25,000 to over 40,000. In state and local politics, we are famous for our clout and for “punching above our weight.” That’s because our membership loves their union and actively volunteers more than most union members. This is largely due to the fact that we are very serious about having an excellent, talented staff.

If you want to fight for and win social justice, this is the best place to do it.

The Role:

Our in-house talent acquisition recruiter will be responsible for developing creative ideas on how and where to recruit applicants for all departments, drafting and posting job ads, reviewing resumes and cover letters, conducting preliminary interviews, scheduling interviews for department heads, administering and evaluating hiring tests, and researching and attending career fairs across the country. We are not looking for an administrative assistant, but rather someone who will spearhead our recruiting drives, establish connections with universities and outside organizations, and develop and expand our hiring program.


  • Ability to communicate persuasively and clearly
  • Ability to critically evaluate applicants and make thoughtful recommendations
  • Thorough attention to details
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently, be well organized and reliable
  • Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly and take on greater responsibility
  • Persistence and determination
  • Loyalty to the organization

Extra consideration will be given for ANY of the following qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills and the ability to quickly learn new computer programs
  • Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, or other service industries
  • Experience working in recruitment/human resources




Medical, Dental, Optical, and Prescription Drugs with family coverage (including domestic partners), Pension, 401(k), Pre-paid Legal, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Cycle Benefits, Long-Term Care Insurance, and other benefits.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to with the subject line “Recruiter.” The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.

The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.