WorkSource Montgomery is proud to focus on the workforce development needs of the East County Region of Montgomery County. With this area facing challenges such as limited access to public transportation and employment opportunities, county leaders developed the East County Opportunity Zone Initiative centered around the belief that the residents’ ability to find and maintain valuable employment will help stabilize the community. WorkSource Montgomery joined this effort to assist residents in preparing for new local openings and to connect them with opportunities that exist in surrounding communities. Through this partnership, we are able to offer one-on-one assistance to job seekers in East County, as well as soft skills and work readiness workshops.
To help spread the word about our services, the East County team hosted a meet and greet event at the East County Regional Service Center in April. A crowd of more than 50 attendees met our dedicated staff, were able to sign up on-the-spot for a variety interactive workshops like Resume Clinic and Freelance for Creatives, and could even acquire library cards through Montgomery County Public Libraries. Participants left with information on the program, a better understanding of how the team can assist them in their job search, and a sense of hope and excitement about future possibilities. This event was made possible by a partnership between WorkSource Montgomery, East County Regional Service Center, Montgomery County Public Library and our funder, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.
Learn more about our mission in East County:
Meet members of our East County staff:
Lanier Logan, career training specialist, has 10 years of human resources experience and 15 years of small business development experience. During the last 5 years, Lanier has developed training programs and curricula in Newark NJ, New York City, Washington DC and now Montgomery County. These opportunities have led to Lanier assisting 1,500 clients with transitioning from public assistance to full-time employment. Lanier is passionate about people-building and enjoys teaching people how to increase their earning potential. Lanier’s most rewarding workshops are Effective Resume Writing and Mastering the Interview.
Ohniece Miller, career specialist, has extensive experience in human services case management and human resources recruitment/training and development. Ohniece has been in the human services field for over 10 years and in recruitment for 5 years. Her goal is to assist people in finding employment that will not only sustain their financial needs, but will also fulfill their drive and passions. Her favorite workshops in East County are Increasing My Skillset, Resume Writing, and Interviewing Skills. Ohniece’s goals for East County are very simple: to re-shape the thought process for career development, to give quality education and training on how to successfully navigate obtaining careers, and to motivate people to want to do better for themselves.
Stay informed on the latest workforce development trends, insights, and our local partnerships in Montgomery County.
For both the individual job seeker and the community organizations that support them, this newsletter provides job search resources and information on job fairs, hiring events, and workshops available in our community.
American Job Center Locations
Upcounty Regional Services Center*
12900 Middlebrook Road, First Floor
Germantown, MD 20874, USA
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm