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Employ Prince George’s Workforce Wire Podcast serves as a platform to create an open dialogue between job seekers and businesses. Join Walter S. Simmons, Executive Director of Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board and President & CEO of Employ Prince George’s Inc., as he interviews leaders in both private and public sector workforce development, education, economic and business development on key workforce issues that matter to YOU.

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Employ Prince George’s Workforce Wire Podcast serves as a platform to create an open dialogue between job seekers and businesses. Join Walter S. Simmons, Executive Director of Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board and President & CEO of Employ Prince George’s Inc., as he interviews leaders in both private and public sector workforce development, education, economic and business development on key workforce issues that matter to YOU.

    Season 2- Episode 2: Walking in My Shoes: Transitioning from Prison to the Community – Part 1 with Qiana Johnson

    Season 2- Episode 2: Walking in My Shoes: Transitioning from Prison to the Community – Part 1 with Qiana Johnson

    Part 1 of Walking in My Shoes features Qiana Johnson, founder of Life After Release, Inc. Life After Release provides reentry services to formerly incarcerated Prince George's County residents, and was founded by Qiana after she couldn’t find the services she needed after her incarceration. Join the program as Qiana shares her story of incarceration and subsequent return to the community.

    • 36 min
    Season 2 – Episode 1: The Intersection of Protest & Policy

    Season 2 – Episode 1: The Intersection of Protest & Policy

    This episode features the Honorable Candace Hollingsworth, Mayor, City of Hyattsville, as we discuss her view on what will change, the role of black elected officials, and policy recommendations to decrease systemic recommendations.

    • 1 hr
    E14: LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace

    E14: LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace

    This episode will discuss the LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace, what people are experiencing and identify pathways and resources to make changes that prepare and protect everyone in the workplace.

    • 33 min
    E13: The Why and What to Understanding why Latino Communities are Being Devastated by Covid-19

    E13: The Why and What to Understanding why Latino Communities are Being Devastated by Covid-19

    According to the Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/latinos-coronavirus/2020/05/25/6b5c882a-946e-11ea-82b4-c8db161ff6e5_story.html, Latinos make up for 10% of the population and third of all Coronavirus cases in the DC Metropolitan Region. This episode includes the expert opinion of Prince George’s County District Two Councilmember, The Honorable Deni L. Taveras, in a discussion about why the Coronavirus is disproportionately affecting the Latino Community.

    • 27 min
    E12: Helping Low Wage Workers Advance to High Wage Jobs

    E12: Helping Low Wage Workers Advance to High Wage Jobs

     In this episode, you'll learn about the Job Opportunities Task Force, and the work that they are doing to get low wage workers access to high paying jobs. Discover initiatives including Project JumpStart, Baltimore's pre-apprenticeship program in the building trades. You'll also learn about some of the additional barries that low wage workers face when it comes to obtaining employment and how JOTF is advocating for policy changes in areas including housing and criminal record reform. 

    • 36 min
    E11: Modern Job Search Techniques

    E11: Modern Job Search Techniques

    In this episode, you'll discover how to use social media in your job search. Discover do's and don'ts when it comes to using social media as a job seeker, and nontraditional methods of searching for employment. You'll also learn about DMV Job Connections, a Facebook group with over 60,000 members, that can assist you in your search for employment.

    • 37 min

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