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7 11 Stores to Open 2 New Locations in DC with On-The-Spot

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WHAT/WHO: “On-the-Spot” hiring event for two (2) 7-11 Stores with Mayor Vincent C. Gray and corporate executives from 7 – 11. Mayor Gray will greet job seekers and thank 7-11 executives for joining his One City● One Hire campaign.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, October 24, 2011 – 10:00 am (Event Doors Open)
Mayor Gray to arrive at 10:30 am
DC Department of Employment Services HQ (DOES)
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE.

BACKGROUND: 7 – 11 Stores have joined Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s One City ●One Hire campaign with 2 new stores opening very soon in DC. The stores will be located on Benning Road and Bladensburg Road, NE. 7-11 executives will be hiring approximately 38 employees (18 associates and an assistant manager at each location). The company is committed to hiring all of its employees from the local neighborhoods where the stores will be located.

The new 7 – 11 locations, which are corporate stores, will be franchised. The 7 – 11 Corporation is committed to working with Mayor Gray in identifying DC residents to be included in the pool of applicants with an interest in becoming a franchise owner.

About One City ● One City – One City ● One Hire is an employer-driven hiring initiative with the goal of putting District residents back to work. One City • One Hire is an innovative economic development strategy that serves as a catalyst to jump-start Mayor Gray’s pledge to put all unemployed District residents—in every Ward of the city—back to work. While this initiative is not limited to District employers, if every business in the District of Columbia and Washington metropolitan area with a job opening hired just ONE unemployed District resident, the boost to the District and regional economy would be felt almost immediately.

DOES will provide participants with several incentives including facilitating training, recruitment, and screening processes for potential hires to prepare and identify qualified candidates. DOES will also offer job coaching and mentoring services at no charge to hiring employers. By taking advantage of these programs, services, and incentives, employers can reap the rewards of an adequately trained workforce that meets their needs.