Montgomery County, MD, May 1, 2018 – Grant Associates, a nationally acclaimed workforce development company, announced today that it will expand its partnership with WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. to offer employment services for adults and dislocated workers, matching job candidates with employer needs across the county.
Grant Associates, a nationally acclaimed workforce development company, will operate American Jobs Centers in Montgomery County, providing services to both businesses and job seeking residents. Services for job seekers across a variety of demographic areas and levels of need include: resume building and job search workshops, credential attainment and training, and job search assistance including access to job listings in the Maryland Workforce Exchange System. Labor Market Information and access to computer labs and job referrals are also available at the Centers. One of the cornerstones of Grant Associates’ service model is also to build proactive relationships with businesses, both for-profit and non-profit, that result in direct access to job opportunities leading to employment.
Since 2016, Grant Associates has been providing similar services to the County’s youth residents through the WorkSource Montgomery Young Adult Opportunity Center. In addition to career services, this program also provides internships for youth to gain work experience as well as a variety of training and credentialing options.
“We’ve been very pleased with the work Grant Associates is doing with the WorkSource Montgomery Young Adult Opportunity Center,” said Dr. Ellie Giles, CEO of WorkSource Montgomery. “Their expertise as a convener and collaborator of County resources and their connection with strong employment opportunities will drive economic development and enhance quality of life through the empowerment of more county residents to enter high-demand sustainable career pathways. WorkSource Montgomery’s board and stakeholders strive for continuous improvement and service expansion to best serve Montgomery County.”
Grant Associates understands that starting with employment opportunities leads to successful and sustainable jobs for county residents by proactively preparing the pipeline for the opportunities of today and the demand of the future. As part of its new expanded services through the American Jobs Centers, Grant Associates will provide Employer Service resources to a wide range of businesses in key sectors to build the talent pipeline for the county’s 32,386 employers. Grant Associates will use a market-driven approach to identify hiring needs and drive the area’s economic development by working diligently to connect businesses with the hundreds of skilled workers in the county. The company will also assist employers with posting their available jobs in the state’s Workforce Exchange System, connect employers to training resources, and design and execute custom solutions for industry-wide skill shortages.
“We are excited to expand our demand-driven approach to career and business services to include both youth and adult workers in Montgomery County,” said Doug Cotter, President of Grant Associates. “We’ve seen some great successes in the Montgomery Youth program where we’ve developed strong relationships with businesses and other community partners, and we’re eager to build on those and bring similar successes to the American Jobs Centers.”
Grant Associates will employ a staff of 19 between two Centers to provide a full suite of services to the more than one million residents in Montgomery County.
Grant Associates, Inc.
Grant Associates is a national, award-winning workforce development company that has become a trailblazer and a force for innovation in delivering workforce services nationally. A certified Woman-Owned Business, we have operated nearly 80 different programs in communities of all sizes that reflect our strength across the spectrum of workforce development: operating full-service One-Stops, sector-based initiatives, business centers, and programs that serve those on public assistance, as well as other targeted populations such as youth, justice-involved, veterans and the disabled. For more information visit: www.grantassociatesinc.com.
WorkSource Montgomery, Inc.
WorkSource Montgomery, a public-private partnership, convenes key stakeholders to create an innovative workforce system approach for sustainable, industry-driven talent solutions in Montgomery County, MD. For more information visit: worksourcemontgomery.com.