Media Contacts David O’Donnell | Meet Boston

Mary Zanor | Regan Communications Group

Jacqui Conrad | Conan Harris & Associates



Hospitality industry employers will meet with job seekers to fill hundreds of open positions BOSTON (March 21, 2023) – Meet Boston, the official destination marketing and sales organization for the Greater Boston area, will host a third annual Regional Career Fair on April 30, 2024, at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston. Registration for this FREE EVENT is now open and will connect hundreds of students and job seekers with top hospitality employers in the region, providing an invaluable opportunity to explore exciting career options and connect with industry leaders.

Nearly 90 employers participated in last year’s Meet Boston Career Fair and there is an expectation for even more businesses to participate this year – including hotels, restaurants, casinos, entertainment venues, sports teams, destination management companies, tourism and attractions, meetings and conventions, travel and transportation, and more. Both students and job seekers at all levels are welcome – internships, entry-level, full-time and part-time, whether they’re hailing from trade schools, certificate programs or colleges.

“The Career Fair reflects a central tenet of Meet Boston’s purpose and value proposition, building more access and equity within the visitor economy,” said Hilina D. Ajakaiye, Executive Vice President of Meet Boston. “The travel and hospitality sector is thriving in Greater Boston, with hotel occupancy numbers expected to approach 80 percent in 2024 and Boston’s Logan Airport set to welcome a record number of passengers. The time is now to connect prospective employees with our leading hospitality businesses in Greater Boston.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to: ● Participate in professional development workshops – full schedule to be announced soon, with new offerings this year ● Get free headshots ● Network with industry professionals ● Schedule on-site job interviews and more

This year’s fair is being developed in partnership with Conan Harris & Associates (CHA), Meet Boston’s strategic partner in executing broader Workforce Development and Supplier Diversity initiatives. “This Career Fair is a key step in growing a diverse and skilled workforce to support the hospitality, travel and tourism economy in Greater Boston. Partnering with Meet Boston on this important initiative will strengthen our efforts at expanding our workforce economy while also providing opportunities in the hospitality industry to those of all skill levels, ethnic backgrounds, and communities,” said Conan Harris, CEO of Conan Harris & Associates.

“We are so proud to host this annual event and welcome more job seekers to enter the travel and hospitality workforce,” said Meet Boston President & CEO Martha J. Sheridan. “This is a vital sector, the third largest in Boston and across the Commonwealth, and Meet Boston plays a critical role in cultivating pathways to successful careers in the industry.”

Boston City Council President, Ruthzee Luijeune will kick off the event along with other prominent leaders. Job seekers will also hear from notable speakers throughout the day, including a distinguished keynote panel on “General Managers of Color” facilitated by James Hill of Java with Jimmy. During the career fair, professional development workshops will be held on Customer Service, Dress for Success, and Advancing from Employee to Manager. Speaking engagements are open to all attendees. A final speaking lineup will be announced closer to the event.

The career fair is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, please visit, # # #

ABOUT MEET BOSTON: Meet Boston is the primary private sector marketing and visitor services organization charged with the development of meetings, conventions, and tourism-related business in the region. As a partnership organization, Meet Boston promotes and collaborates with over 1,000 partners in the greater Boston region and across New England to drive a robust visitor economy and to build equity within the sector. The Meet Boston mission is to elevate Boston’s vibrant neighborhoods and diverse people, amplifying their stories and sharing them locally and across the globe. Meet Boston delivers exciting and inclusive programs and services that enhance the local economy by unifying an eclectic range of community stakeholders around the opportunities, experiences and energy that define the destination and the visitor journey. For more, please visit:

ABOUT CONAN HARRIS & ASSOCIATES: Conan Harris and Associates (CHA) connects community-based organizations with partnerships and resources from the non-profit, private, and public sectors. As a certified minority business enterprise, we offer a range of services that bridge the social, economic, and racial divide experienced by disenfranchised communities in health, education, housing and workforce development. Our work fosters inclusion, diversity and social change through services that include strategic planning, workforce development, community relations and engagement, executive coaching and training, and capacity building. Please visit to learn more.