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NEWS
September 7, 1998
HERE'S something on which labor and industry can agree: America needs to bolster its work-force skills.This year, Congress passed a bipartisan bill to help states improve job training. The Workforce Investment Act, pushed by President Clinton and earlier by former Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, should help both sides in the years to come.Businesses certainly benefit from training programs; they need employees who are equipped to handle increasingly technical tasks that require more than a 12th-grade education.
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NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2010
An outreach organization that has helped Baltimore's neediest for a decade has found itself without a headquarters after a recent fire. Jobs, Housing and Recovery Inc., a nonprofit that oversees homeless shelters as well as job training and rehabilitation programs, lost its administrative offices on East Oliver Street to a two-alarm fire Nov. 28. "Now we are a homeless provider without a permanent home," said Meg Ducey, development director....
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2011
Maryland has 210,000 unemployed residents searching for work. Maryland employers have 70,000 job openings they're trying to fill. The unemployment rate would drop overnight, state officials say, if many of the jobless people had the skills needed to fill those empty positions. Unfortunately, it's not working out nearly that neatly. Economic shifts — some potentially temporary, some permanent — have stranded an increasing number of unemployed workers in job limbo because their skills don't match up with employer demand.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2011
Jo N. Booze, a retired private school educator who later worked for Episcopal Social Ministries, died June 13 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Broadmead retirement community resident was 79. The daughter of a surgeon and a homemaker, Jo Nelson was born in Baltimore and spent her early years in Arbutus before moving with her family to a home on Fairway Drive in Towson. She was a 1950 graduate of Bryn Mawr School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1954 from Sweet Briar College.
NEWS
By Boston Globe | February 2, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration is drafting legislation that would make radical changes in the nation's labor policy, junking the current unemployment insurance system and an array of job training programs in favor of new "One-Stop Career Centers" designed to match skills and training with the needs of competitive U.S. industries.The Workforce Security Act of 1994 is in the final drafting stages and scheduled to be introduced in Congress later this month. A Jan. 19 outline of the plan, obtained by the Globe, contains the details of an ambitious initiative that seeks to transform the lives of out-of-work Americans, and may gore some powerful bureaucracies and interest groups.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2010
Federal, private funds awarded for green job training The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday it has awarded $4.6 million for "green" job training to dislocated workers and others in Baltimore and Prince George's counties. The grant recipient, H-CAP Inc., will provide training to prepare job seekers and entry-level environmental services for "new and emerging green occupations" in the health care industry, the department said. The grant also will cover workers in California, New York, Washington and the District of Columbia.
BUSINESS
By Allison Connolly and Allison Connolly,Sun reporter | June 26, 2007
Maryland's manufacturing industry continued to shrink over the past year, shedding 3,856 jobs and 114 manufacturers during the 12 months ended in May 2006, according to a company that tracks its comings and goings. Many of the job losses can be attributed to new technology and outsourcing, said Tom Dubin, president of Evanston, Ill.-based Manufacturers' News Inc., which has conducted an annual survey of the industry since 1912. "Manufacturing output is as high as ever," Dubin said. "Companies are leaner and meaner these days."
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
More than 200 Anne Arundel County residents have used services at the county's newest career center since it began operating less than two months ago, county officials said Wednesday. Kirkland J. Murray, president and CEO of the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp., said about two-thirds of those job seekers have found employment or been referred to job training programs. The center, Murray said at an open house Wednesday morning, is needed as the county, like communities everywhere, grapples with the recession.
NEWS
By John M. Biers and John M. Biers,STATES NEWS SERVICE | April 12, 1996
WASHINGTON -- More than 1,000 federal workers in Maryland who lose their jobs in the downsizing of government will have access to job training and counseling under a federal grant announced yesterday.The $4.6 million Labor Department grant to Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia is expected to serve about 4,000 federal workers in the Baltimore-Washington area who are expected to lose their jobs. About 1,400 federal workers in the Washington area have been laid off since October.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
Any reduction in recidivism rates is good news ( "Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders," Aug. 10). People are less likely to return to prison if they have jobs, a safe place to live, and the will to succeed. Children are reunited with parents, and communities become stronger when there is less criminal activity. Achieving this kind of success is not easy. It requires a serious commitment from the person who was formerly incarcerated as well as state and local entities, plus the knowledge base of the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
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