Experts on Labor Laws And Employment Trends Featured At WDCEP Program
Monthly Business Development Seminar Attended by Area Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
March 7, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) hosted a panel program featuring experts on job market talent and labor laws as part of its monthly Doing Business 2.0 series. The event, Finding Talent and Labor Laws, introduced attendees to the skills necessary for employment in today’s job market and outlined, for employers, strategies on how to capture and keep talent for their organizations.
“We produced today’s program because we saw a need to inform business owners on the number of initiatives that exist in DC to support business growth and employee retention,” said Keith Sellars, President & CEO of the WDCEP. “We knew there was interest from the business and entrepreneurial community to learn more about DC labor laws and regulations as well as other programs, such as the On the Job Training Program, that currently exist to improve the skills of workers to make them more adaptable to the supply of jobs available.”
Several business leaders and experts spoke at this event, including Lisa Mallory, Director of the District Department of Employment Services, who discussed initiatives such as One City Hire, an initiative recently introduced by Mayor Gray’s office to put DC residents back to work. Doing Business 2.0 partner and sponsor, Venable, LLP, was also represented on the panel, by Grace Lee, who discussed DC regulations and laws concerning the governance of employees. Rebecca Burtman, Division Director at Beacon Hill Staffing, provided insight into hiring trends she observed through her clients and enumerated the types of skills her clients look for in employees.
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It is the mission of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to promote business opportunities throughout the District of Columbia and to contribute to business retention and attraction activities