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Governor Hogan announces extension of Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that Maryland small businesses now have one additional week to apply for the state’s $10 million Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program. Applications for the program will now be accepted through next Monday, May 24 at 11:59 p.m. New applicants can access the application portal here. “This relief program has already helped hundreds …


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Governor Hogan: All COVID-19 indoor, outdoor capacity limits to be lifted

UPDATE: Baltimore County plans to continue align with state actions in lifting restrictions. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday afternoon held a press conference to provide an update on Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor announced that the case rate per 100,000 has dropped by 64% over the past 4 weeks and is at …


Maryland unemployment insurance claimants can now enroll in new direct deposit program

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson has announced that unemployment insurance claimants can now log into their BEACON 2.0 portal or mobile app to select direct deposit or paper check as their preferred benefit payment method. The transition from Bank of America debit cards to direct deposit comes as a result of a new contract with Wells …

Maryland foreclosure moratorium extended through June 30

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Wednesday the extension of the moratorium on new residential foreclosures through June 30, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and continued through subsequent executive orders and regulatory guidance, was due to expire on May 3, 2021. The new …

Governor Hogan announces approval of 2 new Baltimore County apprenticeship programs

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council has approved 27 new registered apprenticeship programs from March 2020 to March 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. These diverse new apprenticeships are expanding opportunities for jobseekers by connecting them with high-wage jobs in traditional and non-traditional industries while supporting the workforce needs of local businesses. “As …

Maryland gained 13,100 jobs in March, unemployment rate remains steady at 2%

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 13,100 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 6.2% in March. This marks the eleventh consecutive month of job growth in Maryland. The Professional and Business Services sector experienced the most growth with an …