Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) have launched the second phase of the One City • One Hire campaign, which was announced in September, and designed to encourage businesses in the Washington metropolitan area to hire qualified, unemployed District residents.

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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will use a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train educators to help youth with disabilities transition from high school to adult life.

The researchers will partner with the Chicago Public Schools, working with youths with a range of disabilities. The grant also will enable the researchers to form a network of educators and agencies that focus on youths with disabilities.

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