Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mayor Gray's Jan. 29 presser includes jobs-related resource announcement

Mayor Gray's regular biweekly presser Wednesday, January 29 from 10:00 - 11:00 am includes an announcement about new resources for job-seekers interested in the hospitality sector.   The event takes place at D.C. Central Kitchen (425 2nd St NW).

From the mayor's advisory:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray; Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor L. Hoskins; Workforce Investment Council Interim Director Kermit Kaleba; Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. President Solomon Keene and Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington President and CEO Kathy E. Hollinger will announce grant awards to D.C. Central Kitchen and the University of the District of Columbia Community College to provide job-training services for those seeking employment in the District’s growing hospitality sector.

The job-training grants represent the second phase of the Workforce Intermediary hospitality initiative, which aims to provide needed job training for District residents as well as connect District residents to job openings in the hospitality sector. These efforts are part of the District’s Five-Year Economic Development Strategy, which identifies the hospitality industry as a key sector for job growth.

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