Business, Crime

Rosedale resident, former Executive Director of Maryland Center for Adult Training, sentenced to two years in prison on tax-related charges

ROSEDALE, MD—A Rosedale resident has been sentenced to prison on tax-related charges. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Thursday sentenced Roslyn Wedington, 50, to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on the federal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and for five counts of filing false tax returns. Judge Chasanow also …


Business, Politics

Olszewski nominates former state labor secretary to lead Department of Economic and Workforce Development

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday nominated Leonard J. Howie III to serve as the County’s Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Howie, who formerly served as Maryland Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), brings more than 30 years of management experience and more than a decade in senior leadership roles in state and …


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 doubles maximum funding amount for proposals to invest in registered apprenticeships

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Friday announced that it would be increasing the maximum funding request amount for its nationally-recognized Apprenticeship Innovation Fund (AIF) grants from $50,000 to $100,000. The AIF is designed to provide seed money to businesses committed to creating new and innovative apprenticeship opportunities to meet their workforce talent pipeline needs. “Since its creation, the …

Maryland approves 3 new apprenticeship programs, adds 11 youth apprenticeship employers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Wednesday announced that the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council had approved three new registered apprenticeship programs and 11 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. “As Maryland …

DLLR: Unemployment rate remained steady in August

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 500 jobs in August. Maryland’s unemployment rate remained at 3.8%. Maryland continues to be in its longest stretch of unemployment below 4% since 2008. Last month, the Financial Activities sector experienced the most …