DC Launches The “One City One Hire” Initiative

One City One Hire is an innovative strategy that will encourage Washington metropolitan area employers to commit to hire at least one unemployed District resident. It is designed to serve as a catalyst to jump-start the Mayor’s pledge to put unemployed District residents — in every ward of the city — back to work. The initiative is being launched with support from the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, and is modeled after Atlanta’s highly successful Hire One Atlanta jobs program which achieved nearly 13,000 new hires within six months of its launch. One City One Hire aims to get area employers … Continue reading DC Launches The “One City One Hire” Initiative

DC Resident Wants To Help Rebuild His Community

(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO) Larae King-Day is a construction worker, a father, a musician and a lifelong DC resident. He’s also been out of work for two long years. King-Day trained as a construction worker through the GSA Building Futures Project but has had no luck finding steady work. “I thought being a Ward 8 resident would give me preference in hiring, but it hasn’t,” says a frustrated King-Day (r). “Its grim out there for the native Washingtonian.” A glimmer of hope for King-Day is the “District Resident Employment & Trade Stimulus Amendment Act of 2010,” legislation currently before the … Continue reading DC Resident Wants To Help Rebuild His Community