D.C. To Provide Job Training For More Residents | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

D.C. To Provide Job Training For More Residents

Play associated audio

As part of D.C.'s effort to help the unemployed find work, the city is launching a new campaign to reach out to all city residents who may be looking for jobs without government help. 

It's part of D.C.'s "One City, One Hire" program a campaign encouraging local businesses to hire at least one unemployed resident. 

This week, District officials will launch "phase 2," an aggressive outreach effort aimed at registering out-of-work residents who are right now not in the city's system, and as a result, missing out on training and job opportunities. 

The city will use traditional and social media to get the word out and set up registration drives at libraries and community events. 

So far, hundreds of District residents have found work through One City, One Hire, and several large companies, such as 7-Eleven and Ross Dress For Less have taken up D.Cā€™s offer of pre-screening candidates in order to make the hiring process easier.

The goal in the second phase is to pre-screen all of the people who sign up and match them with open positions. 

NPR

Patton Oswalt Tweets In Defense Of Comedy ā€” And Trevor Noah

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.
NPR

Scary Times For California Farmers As Snowpack Hits Record Lows

Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallowed fields and emergency water measures.
NPR

Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.
NPR

Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

People who rely most on their smartphones to get online, often deal more frequently with service interruptions, because of financial hardship and data caps.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.