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The suburban Cook County tourism and hospitality industry is alive with opportunity—for career seekers, employers, and those with a passion for helping others. Learn the skills you can use anywhere and discover the resilience that comes from tackling new challenges. Your career in tourism and hospitality starts here.

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SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY TOURISM & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT

Each year, millions of tourists from around the world visit Cook County for its beautiful parks and beaches, cultural museums and widely acclaimed restaurants. Represented by businesses primarily engaged with accommodations, food service, entertainment, recreation, and arts and culture, the tourism and hospitality industry is one of the largest economic sectors in Illinois.

(Data Source: World Business Chicago, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development)

38,354

Job Postings
as Of Oct. 2023

125,610

Total Jobs In 2023 +3% Projected Job Growth By 2027

$41,217

Average Earnings Per Job Including $5,020 In Benefits

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FEATURED EVENT

August 7, 2024 | 5 PM - 6:30 PM

KENDALL COLLEGE HOSPITALITY INFO SESSION

Come join this online on Zoom to learn more about our BA in Hospitality Management! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn about the Kendall College program and concentration areas and speak directly to key stakeholders.

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