New Design for Wheaton Focuses on Collaboration
To make our Job Centers more friendly to job seekers, our Job Center in Wheaton is getting a new makeover, starting in February. Using libraries as well as the private sector as inspiration, the new look will include a “Career Café,” a collaborative workspace where job seekers can come to be inspired, network and share their experiences and resources with others. Many of the current cubicles will be removed to open up the space to make it more welcoming and encourage people to stay longer. New paint and carpeting and pops of color throughout the Center will create a fun and inviting atmosphere.
“We wanted to shift from our Job Center being a place where people come in to just use the computers to one where people want to stay and actively engage in their job search,” said Heather Henry, WorkSource Montgomery vice president of industry engagement and job services.
The new Job Center will potentially include a testing center as well as a designated space for the County’s growing entrepreneurial population. “There are an estimated 4,000 entrepreneurs who come to Montgomery County each month,” noted Henry. “With the growing popularity of shared office space,we felt this was an area where we could fill a need and offer space at a much better rate than many existing commercial spaces.”
WSM is currently looking for industry support and partnership engagement. For more information, contact Heather Henry at email@example.com, or 240-558- 9017.