Workforce Development

Looking for a job with a future? Look no further than the hotel, restaurant and hospitality industry in Washtenaw County.

Did you know?

  • Eight out of ten restaurant owners started their careers in entry-level industry positions
  • Washtenaw County has over 40 hotels and nearly 400 restaurants
  • Since 2010, employment in travel and tourism grew faster than the U.S. economy in 47 of 50 states
  • The hospitality industry created nearly 9,000 jobs in Washtenaw County 

Opportunities for Advancement

A career in travel and tourism offers many benefits, including:

  • Free training
  • Flexible scheduling
  • A broad-range of options: everything from entry-level jobs with minimal education required to senior posotions for career professionals
  • The opportunity to work all over the world with the skills you gained right here is Washtenaw County 

Something for Everyone

The hospitality industry generated over $1.1 billion in total economic impact in Washtenaw County. Demand for qualified employees in consistently high. Careers in hospitality are great for:

  • High school and college students
  • Veterans
  • Returning citizens
  • People with disabilities
  • and many more

Career Options

Whatever your skills or interests, there is probably an open position available for you. It's not just traditional jobs you'd think of like servers, cooks and front desk staff - positions are available in accounting, marketing, event management and so much more. 

For more information on workforce development, please contact:

Tim Crouson-Destination Ann Arbor

Tim Crouson, CTA

CRM Administrator

Contact for information about convention and events services, membership and the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program