Mayor Partners with Private Sector

September 16, 2011  |  

(Washington Informer) — Just days after D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced an aggressive new plan to bring more job opportunities to the city’s almost 36,000 unemployed residents, the local business community is climbing onboard.  Lisa Mallory, director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES), said the private sector reaction to the One City, One Hire initiative so far has been impressive.  “The response has been incredible and we’ve only been at this for three days,” said Mallory during an interview over the weekend. “Georgetown University, George Washington University, the Courtyard Marriott, the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C. and smaller companies has signed on. I am impressed with the response.”

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