Ocean City Officials, in Cooperation with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Hosted H.E. Milena Mayorga, Ambassador from El Salvador to the United States of America
Ocean City, Maryland – (May 5, 2021): On Friday, April 30, 2021, officials from the State of Maryland, Town of Ocean City, along with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and Ocean City business community, held a working luncheon to discuss opportunities to partner with El Salvador to bring seasonal workers to the resort town.
Ambassador Mayorga and her delegation were greeted to Ocean City with a tour of the Boardwalk and beach followed by a working luncheon at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Ocean City business partners had the opportunity to speak to Ambassador Mayorga and her delegation about their workforce opportunities with Salvadoran citizens.
“Ocean City and El Salvador share the same interest in placing Salvadoran citizens in our workforce community,” commented Mayor Rick Meehan. “There is a need for workforce in Ocean City and I want to thank the Maryland Department of State for recognizing that.”
The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, who was heavily involved in the coordination of Ambassador Mayorga’s visit, agrees that a workforce opportunity between Ocean City and El Salvador could be beneficial for years to come. “In getting to know the business community in my new role with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, I have repeatedly heard similar messaging as it relates to a shortage of workforce and the impact it has on the regional economy,” commented Lachelle Scarlato, Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “My goal is to engage any and all efforts that may lead to some form of possible contribution to a resolution of the workforce shortage. I remain hopeful that continued discussions with El Salvador might offer both Ocean City and El Salvador increased opportunities.”
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