CHICAGO (April 14, 2020) – Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) and Hospitality Upgrade today jointly announce the launch of the HTNG Career Center, a premier, industry-exclusive job portal designed to connect qualified hospitality professionals with potential employers, and provide a wide range of helpful career and recruiting resources to the hospitality market.

The HTNG Career Center is being launched at a critical point in the history of hospitality, as the industry reacts to dramatic new market conditions brought on by the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has produced widespread employee layoffs, furloughs and other unprecedented changes in the hospitality employment sector.

“The hotel industry has been severely disrupted by recent events, and HTNG wants to do our part to help ensure a rapid recovery and future success for both our member companies and the people who serve this dynamic global market sector,” said David Sjolander, Chief Operating Officer of HTNG. “The association has always played an informal role in the recruiting and job-seeking process through referrals and networking, so now we are taking that a step further by teaming up with Hospitality Upgrade in the launch of the HTNG Career Center.”

In addition to meeting a long-term need for hospitality specific career resources, the portal will also serve the current vital role of connecting newly displaced hospitality professionals with potential employers who need their specific experience and expertise.

“With Hospitality Upgrade’s extensive reach and loyal following in the hospitality technology sector, partnering with HTNG to help promote this much needed industry resource makes a great deal of sense,” said Rich Siegel, president of Hospitality Upgrade. “By combining our organizations’ resources and skill sets, we plan to help our many industry friends and colleagues as they navigate to new opportunities.”

The new HTNG Career Center provides a searchable database for potential employers and both active and passive jobseekers, as well as access to an array of helpful resources, such as free resume review, interview tips and advice on networking opportunities and career advancement. Employers can post open positions on the site and search the resume bank for available qualified candidates. They also have the ability to reach out to as many candidates as they like via the portal at no charge, since a fee only applies if the candidate is interested.

Hospitality professionals can upload their resumes anonymously, search and apply for open positions though the HTNG Career Center. In addition, they can respond to employers who inquire on their resume and are interested in interviewing them.

“If there is a silver lining for employers in the newly disrupted economy, it is that many very qualified people who wouldn’t normally be available now are seeking new opportunities,” continued Sjolander. “Many of those can now more easily be found on the HTNG Career Center site. We would like the Career Center to become THE place to go for the global hospitality technology community to find a new employee or to secure a new position.”

In order to further assist hospitality companies and professionals during the crisis, HTNG is offering a reduced introductory rate of $99 for a 30-day job posting through May 30, 2020. To take advantage of the offer or for more information on the HTNG Career Center, please visit

About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) | The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3.1 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit

About Hospitality Upgrade | Since 1992, Hospitality Upgrade brings the latest news and technology software and hardware solutions to readers. Regular coverage focuses on industry trends and products, industry CIO surveys, articles by leading hospitality consultants, insider news and gossip, interviews with top industry executives, and profiles and installation lists from many of the industry’s leading solution providers. Hospitality Upgrade also produces the annual CIO Summit for hotel and hospitality CIOs and the annual Executive Vendor Summit, a unique industry event focused to C-level executives from the hospitality technology solutions industry. For more information, visit