Hospitality Industry Training Employees on Human Trafficking

  • October 2, 2017

Today’s hospitality industry is working to train their frontline employees to spot Human Trafficking. Brown County is assisting hotels to learn the signs of human trafficking and share this information with front desk staff and housekeeping. Below is a recent story that was featured on a Green Bay television station, WBAY.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) Hotel workers across Brown County are being trained to help investigators spot one of the fastest growing crimes in our area.

It’s not at all the topic you’d expect hotel managers and executives to discuss in lodging meetings, but human trafficking is on the agenda.

“We’ve needed this,” says Ron Zellers, general manager at Hampton Inn in Ashwaubenon. “Even though we didn’t know we needed it, we needed this. It’s actually a really big situation.”

The Greater Green Bay Lodging Association is working with Brown County investigators to learn the signs of human trafficking (Sarah Thomsen, WBAY 9-12-2017).

You can read the rest of the story here.