Positive attitude to empower employers and job seekers

As we kick off a new year, we want to wish everyone a fulfilling and prosperous 2016. We’re excited by both the challenges and opportunities we’ll face this year, and we’re encouraged by your continued interest and support of our mission to empower employers and job seekers to maximize their potential.

The Community Impact

At the start of 2016, we have over 5,000 people using SkillSmart, actively building their profiles, understanding how their skills match a myriad of hospitality jobs, and enhancing their skills to become more competitive for the opportunities they like. We have more than 70 courses listed from institutions like Prince Georges Community College, Montgomery College, the College of Southern Maryland and more.

2016 will be a big year for the National Capital Region as MGM Resorts International opens its new $1.2 billion facility in National Harbor. MGM Resorts National Harbor will hire more than 3,500 employees to create an experience to remember for their guests. This hiring process will kick off on January 21st with a career showcase at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD.

We are pleased to support MGM Resorts National Harbor in this process by helping them identify job seekers with the right skills to make the new resort and casino as successful as possible.

If you or someone you know is interested in a career with MGM Resorts National Harbor, start your profile today!

Beyond the Capital

This year also means expansion beyond the Washington, DC region. SkillSmart will work in the Springfield, MA community to fill a number of job openings across employers. We’ll also build a workforce pipeline for future economic growth in the region.

Soon, we will announce a new partnership that brings SkillSmart to employers in other communities across the US. Our partnerships will improve hiring processes and build a stronger workforce that enhances our economic potential and performance.

Enhancing the Fit

We’ve been working hard to have our platform integrate dynamic features to enhance the fit between employers and job seekers. Early this year, we’ll launch new features and product offerings expand our offerings to employers and making it easier for our users to connect. Stay tuned for additional releases and updates!

We’re excited about the opportunities before us and are looking to accelerate our ability to meet the needs of our customers. We’ve started our first round of fundraising to develop new features and functionality more quickly to help our current and future customers find the right talent sooner.

More and more employers, job seekers and educators are recognizing the importance of skills to be successful. We have the platform that connects all the assets needed to make this happen.

We look forward to working with you in 2016, here’s to a great year ahead!