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Dozens of job applicants attended the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s Second Annual Career Fair, part of the agency’s Workforce Development Initiative.

Employers were on hand to meet candidates and explain the job openings they have available on May 31 at the Southwest Family Enhancement and Career Center. The candidates filled out applications, dropped off resumes, and asked questions about open positions and the companies that were hiring.

“I have always said that we must provide every opportunity for our customers and their neighbors to achieve their goals and be successful in life. This career fair and the Workforce Development Initiative are ways DCHA is working with our customers so they can live their best lives,” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “In addition to building housing, DCHA also builds families and communities through economic empowerment.”

Prior to the fair, DCHA held resume help sessions where customers could come in and get advice on building their resumes. A Wider Circle also was on hand to assist customers who needed business appropriate attire.

DCHA has partnered with the University of the District of Columbia to hold various training and coursework at the Southwest Family Enhancement and Career Center, also known as the EnVision Center, in areas such as hospitality and tourism, direct support professionals, property management, and skills development. DCHA’s other training facility, the Frederick Douglas Community Center, also hosts workforce development activities.

Several of the fair attendees also signed up for some of the professional development courses offered through the Workforce Development Initiative while they were there.

 

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