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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 14, 2010
Miriam B. Stokes, a retired job placement counselor who was a longtime active member of Faith Baptist Church, died Saturday of renal failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 91. Miriam Lorraine Burns, the daughter of a Canton Railroad crane operator and an educator, was born in Baltimore and raised on Chester Street. In 1936, she left high school to help support her family. "She returned to school and graduated from Douglass High School in 1953 and then went on to Coppin State University, where she earned a degree in 1957 in education," said her granddaughter, Miriam M. Stokes of Abingdon.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
Many long-term unemployed have discovered an ugly truth: You need a job to get one. Jobless workers across the country have recounted tales of being written off by a prospective employer if they have been out of work for six months or more. And some job ads have explicitly stated that a candidate must be currently employed. Now Maryland has joined a growing number of states considering legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against the unemployed. "It's about changing minds or changing attitudes, and then changing behaviors of the employers and the people who represent the employers," says Jackie Gray, a Baltimore resident who co-founded an advocacy group, Unemployed Rising, and supports the legislation.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
Many long-term unemployed have discovered an ugly truth: You need a job to get one. Jobless workers across the country have recounted tales of being written off by a prospective employer if they have been out of work for six months or more. And some job ads have explicitly stated that a candidate must be currently employed. Now Maryland has joined a growing number of states considering legislation to prevent employers from discriminating against the unemployed. "It's about changing minds or changing attitudes, and then changing behaviors of the employers and the people who represent the employers," says Jackie Gray, a Baltimore resident who co-founded an advocacy group, Unemployed Rising, and supports the legislation.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 14, 2010
Miriam B. Stokes, a retired job placement counselor who was a longtime active member of Faith Baptist Church, died Saturday of renal failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 91. Miriam Lorraine Burns, the daughter of a Canton Railroad crane operator and an educator, was born in Baltimore and raised on Chester Street. In 1936, she left high school to help support her family. "She returned to school and graduated from Douglass High School in 1953 and then went on to Coppin State University, where she earned a degree in 1957 in education," said her granddaughter, Miriam M. Stokes of Abingdon.
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September 25, 2002
Rose Claire Garliss, founder and owner of a Towson employment agency, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at Brightwood Retirement Community in Brooklandville. The former Stoneleigh resident was 80. Mrs. Garliss founded Garliss and Associates in the mid-1970s, after working earlier as chief bowling instructor at Johnny Unitas' Colt Lanes in Timonium, and was manager of the Dot Girls' Temporary Agency and Olston's, also Towson employment businesses. She retired in 1985. Born Rose Claire Banister in Baltimore and raised in Lauraville, she attended Notre Dame Preparatory School and the Bard Avon School, a modeling academy.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | July 21, 2009
Sandra J. Caplan, a former businesswoman who owned and operated a Mount Washington florist and clothing store and later became a founding member of New Directions for Women Inc., died Friday of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. The Cross Keys resident was 75. Sandra Joan Axe was born in Philadelphia and raised in Lower Merion Township, Pa. After graduating in 1951 from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa., she attended Pennsylvania State University for a year. In 1953, she married Martin Caplan, a Baltimore businessman, who later owned A-1 Cleaning Service, a home cleaning business.
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By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | January 4, 2006
After 20 years as a beautician, Shenile Smith is itching for a change. With the last of her three children graduating from high school in the spring, Smith figures 2006 is the perfect time to make a career switch. "I'm looking for job security where I could have benefits, a pension and stability," Smith said last week as she scanned want ads online. Call it her New Year's resolution. January is the time of year for personal reflections and setting goals. Businesses often do the same by making organizational and personnel changes, recruiters and other personnel experts say. The beginning of the year typically prompts out-of-work employees to hit the job market with renewed energy while those already employed often seek better career opportunities.
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By Ralph Gervasio Jr | January 5, 1992
The Annapolis branch reception area of Maryland's Department of Economic and Employment Development office is set up classroom style. Regardless of the time of day you enter through those doors, someone is sitting in those chairs. There is no receptionist at first, but huge black arrows point to "Job Service" (arrow to the left), and "Unemployment Claims and Problems" (arrow to the right) which, appropriately, leads down to a lower level.I find myself in the lower level, waiting in line to see the receptionist.
BUSINESS
By Abbe Gluck and Abbe Gluck,SUN STAFF | June 21, 1996
The Federal Trade Commission said yesterday it has charged nine companies with fraudulently advertising employment services in newspapers nationwide, including The Sun.The 16 individuals charged cast themselves as agents with access to specific job openings, the FTC said. When consumers responded to the ads, the companies required upfront fees ranging from $35 to hundreds of dollars, it said.While the FTC does not yet have a list of all the consumers who were tricked, at least three of those consumers live in this region.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2003
Maryland's prohibition against hiring workers to distribute campaign material on Election Day is unconstitutional, says a woman accused of recruiting homeless people to work Nov. 5 on behalf of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s ticket. The laws, which date to the 1970s, violate First Amendment protections because they "criminalize political speech," said a motion filed in Prince George's County Circuit Court yesterday by attorneys for Shirley R. Brookins, head of a Washington employment agency.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | July 21, 2009
Sandra J. Caplan, a former businesswoman who owned and operated a Mount Washington florist and clothing store and later became a founding member of New Directions for Women Inc., died Friday of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. The Cross Keys resident was 75. Sandra Joan Axe was born in Philadelphia and raised in Lower Merion Township, Pa. After graduating in 1951 from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pa., she attended Pennsylvania State University for a year. In 1953, she married Martin Caplan, a Baltimore businessman, who later owned A-1 Cleaning Service, a home cleaning business.
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By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JULIE BYKOWICZ,SUN REPORTER | February 8, 2006
Relatives of a grandmother and two children who were killed in a crash near Morgan State University filed a $12 million lawsuit yesterday against the man who plowed into the family's parked car, the shuttle company that employed him and the rental agency that leased the company its vans. Meechae D. Williams, 4, her cousin, Dominick L. Fowlkes Jr., 7, and their grandmother, Evelyn L. Engram, died May 3, 2004, when a speeding shuttle van driven by a man whose blood-alcohol level was nearly double the legal limit hit their car in the 4800 block of Hillen Road.
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By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | January 4, 2006
After 20 years as a beautician, Shenile Smith is itching for a change. With the last of her three children graduating from high school in the spring, Smith figures 2006 is the perfect time to make a career switch. "I'm looking for job security where I could have benefits, a pension and stability," Smith said last week as she scanned want ads online. Call it her New Year's resolution. January is the time of year for personal reflections and setting goals. Businesses often do the same by making organizational and personnel changes, recruiters and other personnel experts say. The beginning of the year typically prompts out-of-work employees to hit the job market with renewed energy while those already employed often seek better career opportunities.
NEWS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2003
Maryland's prohibition against hiring workers to distribute campaign material on Election Day is unconstitutional, says a woman accused of recruiting homeless people to work Nov. 5 on behalf of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s ticket. The laws, which date to the 1970s, violate First Amendment protections because they "criminalize political speech," said a motion filed in Prince George's County Circuit Court yesterday by attorneys for Shirley R. Brookins, head of a Washington employment agency.
NEWS
September 25, 2002
Rose Claire Garliss, founder and owner of a Towson employment agency, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at Brightwood Retirement Community in Brooklandville. The former Stoneleigh resident was 80. Mrs. Garliss founded Garliss and Associates in the mid-1970s, after working earlier as chief bowling instructor at Johnny Unitas' Colt Lanes in Timonium, and was manager of the Dot Girls' Temporary Agency and Olston's, also Towson employment businesses. She retired in 1985. Born Rose Claire Banister in Baltimore and raised in Lauraville, she attended Notre Dame Preparatory School and the Bard Avon School, a modeling academy.
NEWS
By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2000
He's been sitting for more than an hour on a bench inside the temporary employment agency on North Howard Street when, at 6 a.m., they finally call his name: "Dennis Ellis to van No. 9." He has no idea where the van will take him, who his boss will be, what he'll be doing, how much he'll earn or when he'll be done. He won't earn a dime until he gets there. It's the same, uncertain routine each day. Lawyers say aspects of it are illegal. But with no car and an arrest on his record, what can an occasionally homeless man expect?
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 7, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will employ undercover "testers" in two pilot projects to detect discrimination in hiring, particularly at the entry level.In announcing that the commission will take a more active role in ferreting out job discrimination, officials said the need for such testers has increased because new welfare-to-work laws are bringing a large number of new employees, many of them minorities and women, into the marketplace.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 7, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will employ undercover "testers" in two pilot projects to detect discrimination in hiring, particularly at the entry level.In announcing that the commission will take a more active role in ferreting out job discrimination, officials said the need for such testers has increased because new welfare-to-work laws are bringing a large number of new employees, many of them minorities and women, into the marketplace.
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