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Hourly Workers ?Heart n? Soul? of Marriott

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April 4, 2013

Hourly Workers ?Heart n? Soul? of Marriott

Bethesda, Md. ? April 4, 2013 ? For the fourth consecutive year, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has been named to Working Mother?s annual list of ?Best Companies for Hourly Workers.? Marriott was one of 12 companies named to this list which recognizes employers with the best policies and programs for promoting women and a dynamic work/life culture. Companies will be featured in the April/May 2013 issue of Working Mother and at To see what the magazine specifically said about Marriott, click

[quote]?We are extremely proud to be named to this esteemed list focused on hourly workers. Today, hourly employees make up more than 80 percent of the total workforce of 325,000 at our managed and franchised hotels worldwide. They are truly the heart and soul of the company,? said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. ?At Marriott, our hourly employees can see the world through various job opportunities and working with our guests from around the world.?[/quote]

Featured in the magazine is Rose Kangethe (pictured), a human resources generalist at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel. Kangethe, who started as a food runner in a Marriott restaurant, taps Marriott International?s tuition reimbursement every year, having earned her bachelor?s degree and delved deep into a master?s degree during her 16 years with the company. She also takes full advantage of her discounts on Marriott hotels and vacation packages, and her youngest daughter goes to a day care that offers Marriott employees a 20 percent discount.

Marriott offers special benefits that support hourly associates. These include training and promotion of hourly workers (more than 3,000 managers began their careers at Marriott in hourly positions, in addition, thousands more moved laterally, gaining new career experiences); innovation in workplace flexibility and scheduling practices; and multiple programs to help hourly associates gain skills that they say have made an incredible impact in their work and personal lives.

Job seekers are invited to experience the company?s award-winning culture by connecting through the Marriott Jobs and Careers Facebook and Weibo. The company is inviting current, former and prospective employees to share their personal career stories through the ?Marriott, Where I belong? campaign and photo galleries and uploading their own photo on the Jobs and Careers Facebook page.

[box type=”tick”]About Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.[/box] ?

Source: Marriott News Center

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