Business, Politics

$20 million available for small businesses through expanded COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) on Wednesday announced that an additional $20 million in funding would be made available for Maryland’s small businesses through an expansion of the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund. Businesses undergoing financial stresses due to the pandemic can apply for up to $50,000 in flexible and customizable funding to maintain their workforce beginning on Wednesday, …


Business, Politics

Maryland adds 18,200 jobs in September

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 18,200 jobs and the unemployment rate increased to 7.2% in September. In the last five months, Maryland has gained a total of 194,900 jobs, with 201,300 jobs gained in the private sector. While private …


St. John Properties, management company for Greenleigh at Crossroads, named No. 1 Best Places to Work by The Baltimore Business Journal

WHITE MARSH, MD—St. John Properties, Inc., the management company behind Greenleigh at Crossroads in White Marsh/Middle River, has been named #1 Best Places to Work by The Baltimore Business Journal in the publication’s annual “Best Places to Work” awards program. The Baltimore-based commercial real estate and investment company was among ten finalists in the large business category announced earlier this …

Maryland adds 24,200 jobs in August, unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released state jobs and unemployment data on Friday. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 24,200 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 6.9% in August. In the last four months, Maryland has gained 183,200 jobs. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase of …

Amazon hiring in Maryland as pandemic boosts online shopping

BALTIMORE, MD—Amazon is hiring in Maryland as the coronavirus pandemic triggers an online shopping boom. On Monday, the company announced that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular employment opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The roles offer a starting wage of at least $15 per hour, and in select cities Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses up to $1,000 to …

Crossing guards needed in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department needs men and women to serve as school crossing guards. Police say serving as a crossing guard is an ideal way to become more involved in the local community while getting paid to do so. Parents, grandparents, college students, or anyone who wants to help insure the safety of children to and from school …

Maryland’s COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund saves nearly 9,000 small business jobs

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that more than $10 million has been awarded to 445 small businesses through the Maryland Department of Labor’s COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, saving more than 8,800 jobs. One of several relief programs introduced by the governor in March, the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund quickly provided crucial financial assistance to Maryland’s small businesses and …

Maryland adds 53,900 jobs in July, unemployment rate falls to 7.6 percent

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released state jobs and unemployment data on Friday morning. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 53,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 7.6% in July. In the last three months, Maryland has gained 156,200 jobs. The Leisure and Hospitality sector experienced the most growth with an increase …