Five Stars Workforce Initiative Helps Hotels

Did you know that 13 new hotels opened in Wake County in the last 2 years?  Seven more are under construction for 2023 and several more are being planned. CAWD’s new Five Stars Workforce Initiative helps hotels with a variety of talent management needs.

Industry growth is spurring a serious need for people and CAWD, with the support of the City of Raleigh and Wake County Commissioners, has taken on the challenge. The hospitality industry was hit hard during the pandemic and workforce recovery has been challenging for most. CAWD created the Five Stars Work Initiative to help the industry reimagine and reinvent its workforce. This means rethinking how they recruit, train, and keep employees engaged for the long term. The BEST news is that hotel leaders are committed to doing what it takes.

Five Stars Wake will not only source and prepare candidates through CAWD’s NCWorks Career Centers, but also provide business resources to assist with employee engagement, including best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

It’s the perfect time for those in the job market to connect to the hotel industry. Not only are pay scales more competitive, but so are benefits. It’s the perfect industry for those who wouldn’t mind working a different location from time to time. And if you aspire to work in management, you will learn multiple aspects of the business and when it’s time, work anywhere in the world!

Five Stars will help job seekers get prepared and connected to hotel jobs. Visit to learn more.