Job-Seeking in the District of Columbia

Job-Seeking in the District of Columbia

Finding a good job in DC is hard during a recession--especially for high school dropouts, ex-offenders and the city's poorest residents. We look at programs that are trying to help.

Finding a good job in the District of Columbia during a recession isn't easy. But when you're a high school dropout, an ex-offender, or someone who's already living hand-to-mouth, it can be even harder to get into the job market. We'll look at some of the programs working to lower the unemployment rate for the District's poorest residents.

Guests

Eric Scott

Program Manager, D.C. Department of Employment Services

Elijah Moses

Director of Career Development, Sasha Bruce Youth Build

Edith Westfall

Deputy Director, Center for Workforce Strategies, Community College of the District of Columbia

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