Speaking the Same Language
How Employ Prince George’s, Inc. Uses Lightcast Data to Connect with Stakeholders—and Get the Funding Residents Need
President and CEO Walter Simmons speaks about the origins of Employ Prince George's, Inc.
High unemployment and lack of training kept Prince George's County residents down
Employ Prince George's built a training and development engine using Lightcast data
With a focus on reskilling, upskilling, and matching people to jobs.
“Five years later, we've taken the Prince George's County Public Workforce System and built the first public workforce system in America that operates as a free membership network. We've increased more than double the amount of people we've served. We've quadrupled the amount of businesses we've served, and we've really created a submarine that is running top speed towards positive economic outcomes and stability of Prince George's County with the focus on the job quality, household income of our residents and ensuring that our businesses have the number one labor force in America to help them be successful.”
—Walter Simmons, President and CEO of Employ Prince George's, Inc.
"Lightcast, year after year, from our day one on June 4, 2018 to today, has provided us the North Star of data that is driving our strategy, driving our programs, driving our services, and driving our fiscal investments in the Prince Charter's County economy. And without Lightcast, we wouldn't have that North Star. We'd probably be lost at sea.
But thanks to Lightcast and the team, they are providing that data North Star that is leading to our success, the success of our businesses, the success of our residents, and the success of our economy."