Are You a Laid-Off Hotel Worker? Hawaii’s Education Department Wants You… State education officials are partnering with Unite Here Local 5 to match unemployed hospitality workers with jobs at public schools facing labor shortages.

The state Department of Education is struggling to fill critical positions ranging from custodians and food service managers to substitute teachers and tutors. Meanwhile, thousands of hotel workers who were laid off during the pandemic need jobs.

The DOE and the Unite Here Local 5 union see a potential match and have joined forces to try to fill some of those public school vacancies with unemployed hospitality workers.

“If these organizations have employees that meet minimum requirements, and are interested, we are making a very concerted effort to get these individuals in as quickly as possible,” interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi said this weekend at the annual Parents for Public Schools Hawaii meeting.


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