Business, Education, Politics

Baltimore County expanding summer youth employment program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced plans to grow the County’s Summer Youth Employment Program by at least 50 percent, providing job opportunities to a minimum of 300 young people this summer. “We are committed to providing more of our young people with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” Olszewski said. “We know from research that …


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Maryland adds 6,500 jobs, unemployment rate falls to 3.5%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 6,500 jobs in the month of December. During the past five months, 41,900 jobs have been gained, which is the strongest five-month stretch of job gains since March 2010. Maryland’s unemployment rate has decreased …


Maryland approves 3 new apprenticeship programs, adds 16 youth apprenticeship employers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council has approved three new registered apprenticeship programs and 16 new youth apprenticeship employers. These additions to Maryland’s apprenticeship programs are expanding opportunities for students and workers in high-wage skilled trade jobs and non-traditional industries while supporting the workforce needs of local businesses. “Thanks to …

BCPS students ages 14+ invited to register for Baltimore County Youth Employment Summit

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools students are invited to participate in a special youth summit to learn about workplace standards, career pathways, and professional development. Attendees will learn about professions in Baltimore County government and will have the opportunity to apply for the 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program. Students are asked to bring their BCPS devices with them to apply …

Governor’s budget provides $7.5M for EARN Maryland, record $3M for state apprenticeship program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday announced that the Hogan administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget provides $7.5 million for the nationally-recognized Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland grant program and a record $3 million for the state’s apprenticeship program. “Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed budget is a testament to his administrations commitment to creating greater opportunities for …

Maryland adds 9,800 jobs, unemployment rate remains at 3.6 percent

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 9,800 jobs in November. During the last four months, Maryland has gained 32,000 jobs, which is the strongest stretch in employment growth since 2010. The unemployment rate remained the same at 3.6 percent, the …

Maryland adds 10,700 jobs, unemployment rate falls to 3.6%

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Tuesday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 10,700 jobs in October. During the past three months, 27,400 jobs have been gained, which is the largest three-month gain since 2010. Maryland’s unemployment rate has decreased to 3.6%, which is the lowest …

Maryland adds 10K jobs, posting largest gains since May 2015

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 10,100 jobs in September, which is the largest single month gain since May 2015. Maryland’s unemployment rate has decreased to 3.7%, matching the lowest level of unemployment that Maryland has experienced in the past …