Governor Jay Inslee Proclaims May 2018 as Hospitality Month
Everett, April 30, 2018 - Hospitality is Key to Snohomish County Economy
Snohomish County’s third largest industry sector, Tourism and Hospitality, supports nearly 11,000 jobs and a $307.5 million payroll which is a 4.3% increase over the previous year. With exciting projects underway across the county including the opening of the passenger terminal at Paine Field, The Tulalip Tribe’s replacement of Quil Ceda Creek Casino, and an influx of hotel properties, Snohomish County is poised to attract tourists and visitors in record numbers.
With his proclamation, Governor Inslee stated, “Hospitality jobs are key to Washington’s economy, paying more than $7 billion in wages, providing important training and serving as a vital path to prosperity for families in every part of our state.”
Snohomish County Executive, Dave Somers, also recognizes the importance of the industry to our local economy and recently introduced Executive Order 18-03, to create “a transformative strategy for tourism and outdoor recreation to ensure this sector is properly recognized as contributing to the economy, creating and sustaining jobs, and improving the quality of life of our residents.”
In honor of Hospitality Month, Workforce Snohomish is partnering with Washington Hospitality Association, Snohomish County Tourism, Washington Employment Security Department, Washington State University Everett, and WorkSource Snohomish County to host a Business Panel Discussion and Hospitality Event on Thursday, May 3rd. Senator John McCoy (38th District) will open the event at 10:00am.
Brett Smith, CEO, Propeller Airports
Tracy Banfield, Director of Sales & Hotel Operations, Tulalip Casino Resort
Tammy Dunn, Sports Development Director, Snohomish County Sports Commission
Susana Kim, Human Resources Manager, Delta Marriott (Everett)
Diane Symms, President/CEO, Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants
Hospitality Industry Panel Hiring Event
Thursday, May 3, 2018
915 N. Broadway
Everett, WA 98201
Business Panel: 10-11am
Hiring Event: 11am-2pm
Other dignitaries expected to attend are: Senator Guy Palumbo (1st District); Senator Keith Wagoner (39th District); and Representative Carol Eslick (39th District); Anthony Axton, CEO, Washington Hospitality Association; and Tom Teigen, Director of Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
We are thrilled to support this important industry,” stated Erin Monroe, CEO of Workforce Snohomish. “It’s an exciting time for our community to have so many great hospitality and tourism projects coming together. With the unemployment rate hovering around 4% businesses are in need of a talented workforce and we are working with our workforce development partners; colleges and universities; and local school districts to provide onramps to the great opportunities in hospitality and tourism.”
Businesses participating in the hiring event include: Lynnwood Convention Center, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Emory’s on Silver Lake, Hampton Inn & Suites, 360 Hotel Group, Spectra Food Services at Angels of the Wind ARENA, Tulalip Resort Casino, La Quinta Inn Everett, Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels, Evergreen Speedway, Alexa’s Catering, Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants, Washington Gold Casinos, Angel of the Winds Casino Resort, Europe Express, and Blazing Onion Burger.