From the Suite Source

October brings the golden colors of stronger capacities to WorkSource as we were awarded two exciting grants, Family Impact and the Disability Employment Initiative. We continue to support job creators in the community with targeted recruiting events among many other employer services. Our career seeker services at the Job Centers continue to be enhanced and expanded. Please see the extensive free workshops that are offered on our events page. We are also very excited to be partnering with Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation….

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WSM Receives National Grant to Address Family Poverty

We are delighted to announce we recently received a $100,000 grant over the next three years from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to address and help break the cycle of family poverty. We are one of only three workforce development organizations in the U.S., and the only one on the East coast to be awarded a grant….

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WSM Launches New Web Portal

In an effort to be the “go-to” resource for employers and those looking for employment, we’ve added a new feature to the home page of our website: Leads and Connections, which matches career seekers with employers in Montgomery County……

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Korean Business Leaders Visit Wheaton Job Center

Information Service’s Employment Service Competency Team, at our Job Center in Wheaton. The group was in town to meet with the Department of Labor and wanted to see an example of a successful American job center.

Interim Regional Labor Exchange Administrator for Montgomery/Prince George’s Counties, Barbara Ebel, along with our own Emerald Fuller, director of the Adult and Dislocated Worker Program, and Aldith Campbell, program director of the Young Adult Opportunity Program, provided a tour of the Wheaton Job Center and talked about how we provide employment services to the Montgomery County community….

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Hike on the Hill

On a picture-perfect day on Oct. 18, a delegation of seven of us met with representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss the innovative programs taking place in Montgomery County surrounding workforce development, such as our County’s vibrant hospitality, healthcare, construction and life sciences sectors, and our Re-Entry for All program, our partnership with the Montgomery County Correctional Institute that has received national attention from President Obama. We also ask for a continuation of funding to ensure a viable talent pool to meet employers’ current and future hiring needs.

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