Nov-22-10 Deputy Commissioner Constable Reaches out to Community and Faith-Based Leaders
In addition to Deputy Commissioner Constable, LWD’s Business Service Representatives Don Escue and Evanthia Corrado also addressed the group.
Constable discussed LWD programs and initiatives and ways these services can help faith-based and community organizations reach those facing poverty. Qualified groups can apply to become eligible training providers.
“I am more than happy to provide our churches, synagogues, houses of faith, and community organizations with information they can take back an apply in their outreach to people in their own communities. These are the organizations that often see needs first hand and have often stepped in to fill the gaps in services for those in need.”
Constable underscored the career and work training programs available at One-Stop Career Centers. “Our One-Stop Centers have advanced tremendously from the days when our facilities were seen as unemployment insurance offices,” said Constable. “The focus today of the staff at our One-Stop Centers is guiding our customers to access all of the available programs and services that will lead them to training, new careers and employment opportunities.”
Approximately 100 representatives from faith- and community-based organizations, and vendors attended the forum.