Hiring Enforcement Office

Hotels covered by the Industry-Wide Agreement must give first preference in hiring to workers from closed hotels covered by this Agreement, then to any other workers covered under this Agreement who have been permanently laid-off, and finally to other workers with experience in this industry in New York City. These hotels are also required to post their job openings with the Hotel Division of the New York State Employment Office at 75 Varick Street, 7th Floor. You can register at this office to apply for jobs with signatory hotels.

The Union's Hiring Enforcement Office assists union members in registering with the New York State Employment Office. It also monitors compliance by the hotels with the hiring provisions of the contract, and investigates and grieves any violations thereof. Unemployed union members are encouraged to register with this office as well when they are looking for a job.

The Hiring Enforcement Office is located at 709 Eighth Avenue on the Fourth Floor. Under normal circumstances, it is open to accept applications and meet with members Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Due to the health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the medical director of the Benefit Funds has advised the Union to reorganize our office operations so that members will be able to deal with all the departments of the Union without coming to our headquarters on 8th Avenue. At this time, there are wide spread layoffs in the industry and there are very, very few job opportunities being posted with the Union. If you would be interested in registering for work, please call: (212) 245-8100 and select option #3 to reach the Hiring Enforcement Office. Leave us a message with your full name, the best phone number to reach you at, and the last four digits of your social security number.