Governor Hogan announces groundbreaking advancements for MD THINK platform

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced new groundbreaking advancements through the state’s MD THINK (Maryland Total Human Services Integrated Network) platform, including a new MD Job Genie to help better connect job seekers to employers ready to hire. First announced in 2017, MD THINK is a first-in-the-nation cloud-based platform to deliver integrated health and human services programs. “MD THINK […]

Maryland reaches milestone of 12,000 registered apprentices

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the State of Maryland has reached more than 12,000 registered apprentices currently earning and learning in the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program—the highest number of apprentices ever in state history. “Maryland is recognized as a national leader in workforce development, job training, and registered apprenticeships,” said Governor Hogan. “We have grown and […]

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 […]

Maryland Department of Labor announces over $1.2 million in funding to grow nationally-recognized EARN Maryland program

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson this week announced the award of more than $1.2 million in state funds to grow the Department of Labor’s Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland program. EARN Maryland is the state’s nationally-recognized workforce solution that helps businesses cultivate the skilled workforce they need to compete while preparing Marylanders for meaningful careers. EARN Maryland […]

Governor Hogan announces elimination of four-year degree requirement for thousands of state jobs [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the launch of a multi-pronged, first-in-the-nation workforce development initiative to formally eliminate the four-year college degree requirement from thousands of state jobs. Spearheaded by the Maryland Department of Labor and the Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the state will work with partners to recruit and market these roles to job seekers […]

State of Maryland announces request for proposals for collaborative workforce solutions to address homelessness

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland Department of Labor, in partnership with the Maryland Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), announced that it is now accepting proposals to help organizations develop and implement innovative strategies that integrate workforce and housing resources to support job seekers experiencing homelessness or in need of eviction prevention. Proposals will be due on June 17, 2022, and […]

Maryland’s total jobs decreased by 6,400 in June, unemployment rate rises

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’s total jobs decreased by 6,400 and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2% in June. “Today’s jobs report is further evidence of the ongoing challenges our state’s economy is facing due to a serious labor shortage,” […]

Work search requirement to be reinstated for federal unemployment insurance claimants on July 18

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday announced that the work search requirement will be reinstated for all federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) unemployment insurance claimants this Sunday, July 18. The work search requirement was already reinstated for regular state unemployment insurance claimants on Sunday, July 4. “As of July […]