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HEADLINEWebsite to help hospitality workers cover basic needs amid COVID-19
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Toronto.com
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Apr 29, 2020
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Toronto's Hospitality Workers Training Centre (HWTC) has shifted its efforts from training service industry workers to helping them cover their basic needs during the COVID-19 outbreak in Ontario. The Rapid Response Centre offers a suite of free online resources and support for hospitality and food and beverage workers left unemployed or precariously employed by the pandemic.>> COVID-19-related; Hospitality; Restaurant

HEADLINECOVID-19 wreaking havoc on Canada’s hospitality industry, MPs told
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Toronto Star
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Apr 23, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused carnage for restaurants and hotels in Canada, MPs on the House of Commons finance committee heard Thursday.... But it’s not just businesses in the hospitality sector that are suffering. >> COVID-19-related; Hospitality; Restaurant; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINEChallenges & Opportunities: Staffing Struggles
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Hotelier
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Jul 04, 2019
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The convergence of a shrinking labour force and exploding tourism has produced a unique scene for Canadian hotels. Traditional labour pools are deserts now, drained of the human resources that used to stock hotel front-desk, restaurant and housekeeping workforces. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEImmigrant Goes From Busboy To Hotel General Manager In Seven Years
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Forbes
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Feb 01, 2019
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Henry Kallan is one of the world's most innovative hoteliers with a true rags-to-riches story. His parents lost everything when the Communists took over in Hungary. Speaking no English, he immigrated to America at age 20 and found a job paying $1.56 an hour before landing his first hotel job as a busboy. Today, Kallan's hotel collection includes Hotel X Toronto. >> Hospitality

HEADLINERefugee-staffed meal service aims to bring Syrian food to new Toronto neighbourhoods (CBC, Nov 4/18).
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CBC
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Nov 04, 2018
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A made-in-Toronto project that began as "a small gesture of hospitality" for Syrian refugee families is hoping to expand its reach across the city this month. >> Catering

HEADLINEHoteliers get millions to hire newcomers
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Canadian HR Reporter
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Aug 08, 2018
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Canada's hoteliers recently received a boost from the federal government to help them integrate more newcomers into the $41.2-billion-per-year industry. >> Hospitality

HEADLINENon-profit social enterprise taps into culinary knowledge of new Canadians
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CBC
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Feb 17, 2018
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EthniCity catering, a non-profit social enterprise run by Calgary's Centre for Newcomers, taps into the culinary knowledge of new Canadians, turning their cooking skills into a business, while helping prepare them to work in the food and hospitality industry. >> Catering; Caterer; Entrepreneurship

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Conde Nast Traveler
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Feb 14, 2017
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What at first seemed like a worthy charity project has become a thriving business. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEAuto Draft
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Khaleej Times
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May 28, 2016
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It wants to set an example for Austria and Europe as a whole, by employing refugees and asylum seekers and proving they can be integrated into society. >> Hospitality

HEADLINEBaltimore hotel welcomes refugees – as employees (UNHCR, Feb 18/11)
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UNHCR
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Feb 18, 2011
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A programme to provide jobs and career opportunities to refugees resettled in the United States city of Baltimore is paying dividends for one employer. >> Hospitality