“Ross Dress for Less hires D.C. unemployed”

Chain retailer Ross Dress for Less hired unemployed D.C. residents to work in a new Ward 5 store. The August unemployment rate in Ward 5 was 14.6 percent.

Mayor Vincent Gray’s office says the company has hired more than 60 D.C. residents, 42 of which were unemployed. Five of its six managers are also D.C. residents.

The hires are part of the Mayor’s One City, One Hire initiative that encourages employers to hire at least one unemployed District resident.