The Marriott Worldwide Reservations Center, 310 W. Bear Cat Drive, will add 80 permanent part-time positions after Jan. 1, a move caused by the addition of hotels to its chain and the high demand for business and pleasure travel.

Ron Essig, general manager, said, "It's a great opportunity to gain experience in the hospitality industry, while enjoying the benefits of a world-class organization." Interested people can call 468-4129.Essig believes the diversity of today's work force demands adaptable hours, so the flexible hours available at the reservations center allows workers to meet their other commitments and also provide the center with a valuable asset.

The centers handles more than six million calls annually for Marriott International for more than 800 Marriott hotels, resorts and suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott and Marriott Ownership Resorts.