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Rockville, Md. – In an effort to aid employees seeking new positions during Discovery Inc.’s transition from Silver Spring, Maryland to New York City, WorkSource Montgomery (WSM) joined the ranks of state and local organizations helping to provide resources to Discovery’s skilled workforce.
“WorkSource Montgomery’s mission is to connect talent to employers in Montgomery County. Because of Discovery’s move, there are top candidates available for our local businesses,” said Ellie Giles, WSM CEO. “We want to keep our top talent here in the county.”
As a part of the Rapid Response team working to support Discovery employees with employment transition services from the State of Maryland and the county, WSM is participating in a series of information sessions to outgoing employees. These sessions offered twice each month, provide critical information on accessing unemployment insurance and health insurance, as well as job placement assistance.
WSM’s goal is to ensure workers are connected to career opportunities and are knowledgeable about the assistance they can access through the American Job Centers. At locations in Wheaton, Silver Spring, and East County, outgoing Discovery employees can learn about workshops, trainings, recruitment events and job fairs and meet with career advisors. WSM hopes these resources can help employees enhance and transfer existing skills to other local employers.
“Discovery is working to provide as many resources as possible to our outgoing workers, said Adria Alpert Romm, Chief Human Resources and Global Diversity Officer. “We are happy to have WorkSource Montgomery and other state and local entities in place, to make this an easier process for those employees transitioning to organizations in the county and the state of Maryland.”
About WorkSource Montgomery:
WorkSource Montgomery, a public-private partnership, convenes key stakeholders to create an innovative workforce system approach for sustainable, industry-driven talent solutions in Montgomery County, Md. For more information visit worksourcemontgomery.com.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.