The SkillSource Group, Inc. and the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board invite you to join us for a Panel Discussion on

 Service with a Smile! Retail and Hospitality Jobs in Northern Virginia

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 7:30 am - 8:00 am - Registration and Networking

8:00 am - 9:30 am - Panel Discussion



7:30 – 8:00 am                     Networking Session 

8:00 – 8:10 am                     Presentation of Service with a Smile!  Retail and Hospitality Jobs in Northern                                                             Virginia – Catherine Meloy

8:10 – 8:15 am                     Introduction of Panelists– Catherine Meloy

 8:15 – 9:00 am                     Panel Discussion (5-7 minutes discussion per question)

  1. What is the landscape of employment opportunities for the Retail and Hospitality Industries in the Northern Virginia?
  • Retail: Catherine Meloy/Charnetia Young
  • Hospitality: David Miles/John Walsh


  1. What skills/certifications and/or levels of educational attainment are employers looking for when hiring entry-level jobseekers?  Mid-level/management jobseekers? (To All)
  • dentify qualities that employers are looking for in jobseekers?
  1. What are career pathways options for jobseekers? (John Walsh/Charnetia Young)
  1. How can jobseekers gain experience for entry-level employment and ensure their resumes stand out from others? (David Miles/Catherine Meloy)


9 – 9:25 am                            Q&A

9:25 – 9:30 am                     Conclusion by Catherine Meloy


Moderated by:

Catherine Meloy -  President and CEO, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Catherine Meloy -  President and CEO, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Panel Members include:


  • David Miles, Ed.D, SPHR, CMF -  Executive Coach, Career Coach, Talent Management Professional, Miles LeHane Companies, Inc.Dr. David C. Miles
  • Charnetia Young - Advisor, Workforce Initiatives -- Pharmacy Services, CVS Health

Charnetia Young - Advisor, Workforce Initiatives -- Pharmacy Services, CVS Health

Additional Panelists to be Announced


 Located at: 

The SkillSource Group, Inc.

American Conference Center

8300 Boone Boulevard, First Floor

Vienna, VA 22182

(Free Parking Adjacent to Building Complex)



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We are committed to non-discrimination on the basis of disability in all Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board/SkillSource programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call the SkillSource  Group, Inc. at 703-752-1606; TTY 711 or email