Posts Tagged ‘Loretta Caldwell’

Inspector General Investigating On-the-Job Training Program

The District's On-the-Job Training program, intended to give unemployed Washingtonians new skills, might be in for some retooling of its own. The initiative, previously known for tasking the District's unemployed with writing reports about museum exhibits and handing out light bulbs, is being investigated by the District's inspector general, according to the Department of Employment Services and two former [...]

This Is What D.C. Job Training Looks Like

A D.C. green job training program that, according to some participants, involved little more than passing out free energy-efficient light bulbs door to door is under investigation by the Department of Employment Services, according to an agency spokeswoman.
LL wrote about L.S. Caldwell & Associates' questionable publicly funded job training program in January. Caldwell's owner, Loretta [...]

Take This Job and Love It

Ron Hantz says he was pretty happy when the District helped him get a new job after being unemployed for a year and a half. Then he started spending most workdays going door to door giving away light bulbs.
A Navy veteran who worked as a mortgage officer for seven years before losing his job, Hantz [...]