Tarrytown House Estate Honored by Westchester-Putnam Workforce Board
Hotel praised for participating in summer jobs program to help employ youth
Tarrytown, NY - (June 2010) – The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center has been honored by the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board.
The hotel is among those county businesses to participate in the Westchester Summer Jobs Program designed to employ young people from low-income families.
Donnovan Beckford, director, Westchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board, said the participation of local businesses made it possible to employ dozens of youth this summer.
“Our summer jobs program was an important public-private initiative. I thank Tarrytown House Estate and our other partners for helping to make it so successful," said Beckford.
Joseph Santore, General Manager of the Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center said, “We are pleased to be able to participate in Westchester’s Summer Jobs Program for Youth. It’s a great program that helps train young people to enter the hospitality industry and benefits the community as well.”
The meeting was hosted by Westchester County Executives, Robert P. Astorino and Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi and the members of the WIB. The theme of the meeting was “Workforce Development: Your Business is Our Business.” It was held on June 24 from 4 pm –to 6 pm at the Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown, 455 South Broadway.
The Tarrytown House Estate was presented with a certificate of recognition for its participation.
For the past 10 years, the Workforce Investment Board received government funding to support summer employment, including $1.6 million received in 2009 to subsidize training and programs for 932 economically eligible teens and young adults seeking the opportunity to learn, earn money, and take the first steps on the path to a career. The Westchester Summer Jobs Program's partnership with the private sector was established to pair businesses seeking short-term summer help with pre-screened youth eager to work.
About Tarrytown House and Conference Center
Located just 25 miles from midtown Manhattan, The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center has been certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) as the nation’s first conference center. The Tarrytown House offers a spectacular Lower Hudson Valley lodging and meeting facility that blends historical charm with modern conveniences. It features impressive 19th Century mansions, as well as a contemporary atrium-style building that houses conference facilities and guest rooms. Perfect for business and leisure, The Tarrytown House offers extensive leisure and recreational facilities such as a fitness club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and tennis courts. For more information, please contact the Tarrytown House at 1-800-553-8118 or check their Website at www.tarrytownhouseestate.com.
The Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country.
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