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For Immediate Release: 8/14/2014
Montgomery County’s Project SEARCH Program Recognized at National Conference

Montgomery County’s Project SEARCH program has been recognized for achieving a 70 percent hire rate for its class of 2012-13 with an Employment Outcome Award presented at the Eighth Annual Project SEARCH conference in Omaha.

Project SEARCH Montgomery is a key component of County Executive Ike Leggett’s commitment to increasing opportunities for persons with significant disabilities to work in Montgomery County government. The program targets individuals whose main goal is competitive employment and who will benefit from an extensive period of training, long-term job coaching and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches and employers.

“We are honored to receive this national award,” said Leggett. “But we are even more gratified to see these young adults become part of the Montgomery County workforce and become contributing members of our community.”

The annual conference hosted more than 500 participants from Project SEARCH sites across the United States, as well as England and Scotland. Representatives from the County’s Project SEARCH team presented its program and a video at a conference workshop.

For more information about Project SEARCH, or other disability hiring programs in Montgomery County Government, visit the Office of Human Resources (OHR) website, contact the OHR Targeted Recruitment Specialist at 240-777-5091 or email Special.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

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Release ID: 14-307
Media Contact: Sue Tucker 240-777-6507

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