In addition to providing great benefits in the workplace, Hyatt offers associates various ways to find satisfaction contributing within the greater Chicagoland community, while at the same time helping to develop the next generation of Hyatt associates.Through Hyatt Thrive, the company’s corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt works with local associates to make impactful contributions, both in funds and manpower, to various local initiatives. This year, Hyatt will continue volunteer programs with elementary school students and mentoring programs with eighth grade girls at Hyatt’s adopted Chicago Public School Cesar E Chávez Multicultural Academic Center. Hyatt also supports City Year Chicago’s Team Sponsorship program, underwriting the important work of a team of City Year corps members at Clemente Community Academy High School in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Additionally, Hyatt is collaborating with City Colleges of Chicago on its College to Careers program through curriculum development and training opportunities with students from Kennedy-King College and Washburne Culinary Institute, two local community colleges training young Chicagoans for careers in hospitality and culinary industries. Hyatt’s Record as a Preferred Employer Hyatt also continues to receive a variety of national and local distinctions for its workplace environment, including Best Places to Work awards in Baltimore, Denver, and San Francisco, among other cities. Hyatt received the 2012 Gallup Great Workplace Award for success in creating an engaged workplace culture, based largely on positive feedback from independent surveys of more than 70,000 associates around the world. Additionally, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Experience.com have named Hyatt as a desired employer for recent graduates and young professionals. AARP has named Hyatt as a top employer for older Americans, and CareerBliss recently named Hyatt the happiest hotel company. Hyatt is continually recognized as a leader in promoting and nurturing a diverse workforce. The company has been honored by numerous respected third-party organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, Hispanic Business magazine and the NAACP, for its programs supporting LGBT, Hispanic and African-American associates. Hyatt is currently seeking to fill approximately 900 open positions in North America, including many in the Chicago area. All opportunities are available at http://hyatt.jobs. About Hyatt Hotels Corporation Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt House TM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc. , a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences TM and Hyatt Residence Club TM . As of September 30, 2012, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.