Governor Moore announces more than $2 million in grants to expand EARN Maryland program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced that the Maryland Department of Labor received an additional $2 million in grants to expand the Employment Advancement Right Now Maryland program. The 13 new awards announced this week will allow more than 700 Marylanders to receive industry-driven occupational training and meaningful connections to employment opportunities offered by more than 200 participating employers […]

Governor Hogan, federal officials announce $22.9 million grant to expand Maryland’s offshore wind workforce

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week joined federal officials at Tradepoint Atlantic to announce the awarding of a $22.9 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant for the Maryland Department of Labor to implement a new apprenticeship model to support the region’s growing offshore wind industry. Maryland’s project is one of 32 chosen nationwide out of more than 500 […]

CCBC to receive $92,000 via EARN Maryland program

ROSEDALE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that over $6.5 million in state funding has been awarded to 33 strategic industry partnerships through the Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland program. EARN Maryland is the state’s nationally-recognized workforce initiative that helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. “As we continue to […]

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 […]

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 […]