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Full Service Employment Center Opens In Maryland

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Montgomery Works, a new employment resource center in Germantown, Maryland, attempts to help unemployed residents find jobs.
Elliot Francis
Montgomery Works, a new employment resource center in Germantown, Maryland, attempts to help unemployed residents find jobs.

There's a new employment resource center in Germantown, Maryland, called Montgomery Works.

The activity inside this center is quietly intense. The people who occupy the internet terminals are focused on one deceptively elusive task: finding a job.

Vaughn Mathews is here searching for his next job. "I'm looking for a government type job, mail room, clerk, something like that, warehouse clerk, something in that field," says Mathews.

So far, no luck, but Vaughn figures his chances are better here than on his own. This Montgomery Works Employment center is only two weeks old. The so-called one-stop shop provides digital based job search resources and a variety of counseling services to many up-county residents, according to Joel Bandeh, assistant director of up-county employment services.

"We have social services upstairs, a recreation department, day care programs, and the public schools training program on the 3rd floor. This is a huge facility," says Bandeh.

Elliott Francis reports...

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