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Governor Hogan announces $4.6 billion tax relief package for Maryland families, small businesses, retirees [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday afternoon announced the largest tax relief package in state history to deliver more than $4.6 billion in relief for Maryland families, small businesses, and retirees. “Next to our health recovery from the worst pandemic in more than a century, nothing is more important than our continued economic recovery,” said Governor Hogan. “With all of …


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Maryland gained 8,400 jobs, unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent in November

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 gained 8,400 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.4% in November. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In November, Maryland added jobs more than twice as quickly …


Baltimore County Police Department to host Holiday Pop-Up Party, recruitment event on Tuesday

TOWSON, MD—On Tuesday, November 30, the Baltimore County Police Department will host its first annual “Holiday Pop-up Party.” The event will kick off at 8:00 a.m. in front of the Public Safety Building. At 8:54 a.m., Traffic Jam Jimmy from Fox45 will be reporting live from the event. Throughout the morning (8 to 10 a.m.), police recruiters and specialized units …

Maryland gained 14,900 jobs, unemployment rate fell to 5.7% in October

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday released Maryland jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, the state gained 14,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.7% in October. This marks the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. October was the strongest month of jobs growth this …

Baltimore County Job Club to hold recruitment event on Monday

HUNT VALLEY, MD—The Baltimore County Job Club will hold a recruiting event in Hunt Valley on Monday. The event is being organized by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development and the Maryland Department of Labor as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Jobseekers will be able to meet with sponsors who are actively recruiting for their apprenticeship programs. …

Baltimore County to offer school bus driver incentives to address shortage

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams on Tuesday announced a plan to boost recruitment and retention of school bus drivers amid a nationwide shortage of bus drivers. “I know Baltimore County families are relieved to have their children back in school buildings full time this year, but they also deserve to know …

Maryland State Police officials announce salary increase, ramp up recruitment efforts

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police officials this week announced a salary increase in an effort to ramp up recruitment efforts. The salary increase will be in effect for newly hired troopers as many law enforcement agencies around the country work to recruit qualified applicants. Effective January 1, 2022 the state will increase the starting pay of trooper candidates from $35,000 to …

Maryland gained 1,200 jobs, unemployment rate decreased in September

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 gained 1,200 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.9 percent in September. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a …