Lexington leaders announce $750,000 ‘workforce center’ to open this fall

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Lexington leaders gathered in City Hall Friday to announce the Davis Park Workforce Center, which is designed to help people brush up on job skills and search for a job. The center is estimated to cost 750-thousand dollars and is part of an affordable housing development in the Davis Park neighborhood. Mayor Linda Gorton said the new building will open this fall.

“On-site staff will be available to help those seeking a job with essential employability skills, such as resume writing, interview skills, and job search assistance.”

According to a news release from the city, tax credits from the 73-unit affordable housing project will be used to build the workforce center. Amy Glasscock is the city’s director of business engagement and helped line up some of the private funding for the new development.

“We will offer everything from job search assistance, employability skills training, career coaching youth events, and meeting space and so much more. Through the center we’re also going to help our businesses by connecting them to some of our job seekers.”

Glasscock said the center, which will be built on DeRoode Street, will benefit all the residents, community partners and businesses of Lexington.

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