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By JAY HANCOCK | May 24, 2009
Don't necessarily bet on a corporate employer if you're a new grad or other job seeker. Nearly all the Maryland sectors adding more jobs than they're shedding are financed by the taxpayer, according to new government figures. Private Maryland companies ditched 78,000 jobs during the 12 months ending in April while state, local and federal government added 7,000, says the U.S. Labor Department. That's the worst showing for both sectors in more than a decade, but at least government is hiring.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Verizon Wireless said Friday that it is adding more than 100 retail and customer service jobs in Maryland, a move that comes on the heels of plans to cut about 380 jobs at a Hanover call center. The new positions will be full time and come with health insurance, Verizon said. They're part of a 300-job expansion the company plans in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. Verizon said the hiring is unrelated to cuts at the Hanover location, announced last week in a call-center restructuring.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ellen James Martin contributed to this article | December 9, 1995
Maryland's largest manufacturing employer officially was placed on the market yesterday when Westinghouse Electric Corp. announced that it is seeking a buyer for its giant Linthicum-based Electronic Systems division.Michael H. Jordan, chairman and chief executive of Westinghouse, announced plans for the sale during an 8:30 a.m. meeting with securities analysts in New York.Within the hour, the state's top economic development official was in contact with local Westinghouse officials to see what the state could do to ensure that the jobs stay in Maryland.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2012
Maryland has hosted 1,775 clinical trials for new medicines targeting six major chronic diseases since 1999, including 369 that are still in the early stages of recruiting patients, according to a study by two pharmaceutical industry groups released Friday. The report assessed the economic impact of clinical trials in the state, noting that the industry helped support 81,000 jobs, total employee salaries of $1.9 billion and $71 million in Maryland taxes as of 2008. More than half of the continuing clinical trials in the state are occurring in Baltimore, at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University, the report found.
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | July 2, 1998
In a decision that will keep 1,600 jobs in Maryland, Bechtel Power Corp. said yesterday that it would consolidate its headquarters and other operations in a new complex in Frederick County.The international engineering and construction firm employs 750 its Gaithersburg headquarters and another 850 engineering and administrative workers in temporary facilities in Frederick. Those jobs will be consolidated in a new 475,000-square-foot, four-building complex that should be completed by 2001, said Bob Palmer, spokesman for Bechtel Power, a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Bechtel Group Inc.State officials said the company would receive a package of state and local incentives but declined to disclosed details.
NEWS
November 28, 1991
The latest strategy from the state Department of Employment and Economic Development is a natural. It would channel Maryland's tools for promoting economic growth into two areas, life sciences and information technology. This dovetails with the Greater Baltimore Committee's bid to create a life-sciences economy for Central Maryland. It would make allies of such regional resources as the federal government's own medical research centers and university research activities all along the Baltimore-Washington corridor.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Evening Sun Staff | January 2, 1992
Because of its diverse economy, Maryland fared better than other states during the recession and may lead the nation out of the doldrums, officials of the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development said today."
BUSINESS
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,Sun reporter | June 20, 2007
Maryland added 3,600 jobs during May - about average for recent months, but a jump from the 600 created in April, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said yesterday. The unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, unchanged from April but down from 3.9 percent a year earlier, a drop the bureau said was statistically significant. Maryland continued to do better than the nation as a whole; the national unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in May. "It's more of the same," said Richard P. Clinch, director of economic research at the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute.
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By PAUL ADAMS and PAUL ADAMS,SUN REPORTER | January 11, 2006
McCormick & Co. Inc. said yesterday that it would close a spice-making plant in Salinas, Calif., and move the jobs to other facilities in Maryland and elsewhere as part of a restructuring aimed at reversing a year of disappointing financial results. The company said it also plans by the end of the year to close its condiment manufacturing plant in Hunt Valley and transfer production to a plant in South Bend, Ind. The 80 to 100 displaced employees will be moved to other jobs in Maryland, McCormick officials said.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | June 2, 1995
NationsBank Corp., the North Carolina banking giant that bought Maryland National Bank in 1993, will eliminate about 200 jobs in Maryland and the Washington area before the end of the year, a spokesman said yesterday.John Riggin, the bank spokesman, said the job cuts will not affect the bank's branch system but will come in the areas of pTC commercial lending and administration.The workers will be given an opportunity to find jobs in other parts of the company, but those who cannot will be laid off rather than be offered buyouts or early retirement, Mr. Riggin said.
NEWS
March 10, 2012
As I write out my check to Baltimore Gas & Electric this month, I am struck, once again, by the fact that these payments are processed out of state - in this case, Pennsylvania. Why is a Maryland utility that is a state-regulated monopoly allowed to move all the jobs (and the associated income for the state in property taxes, housing, income taxes, sales taxes, shopping, etc.) that come from payment processing out of the state of Maryland? Their answer is, most probably, that it saves them money, but it doesn't save their customers money.
NEWS
By Wallace Loh | February 13, 2012
About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often credited with creating good jobs. That's a good start, but the school's goal is to double that rate in the next few years. With a small but smartly focused investment by the state, we can get there - and all Marylanders can benefit.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2011
While for-profit companies shed jobs in Maryland last year, nonprofit organizations kept on expanding, according to a new study. The 1.6 percent growth in nonprofit jobs was smaller than in the recessionary years of 2008 and 2009, according to the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Civil Society Studies. But for-profits shed jobs in Maryland during each of those three years, including a 1.1 percent decline in 2010. Nonprofits are an employment powerhouse in Maryland. With just over 260,000 employees at the end of last year, they employed more than the real estate, information, transportation, finance and insurance sectors combined.
NEWS
September 22, 2011
One can scarcely blame Gov. Martin O'Malley for wanting to do something about jobs. Maryland's unemployment rate, while still well below the national average, is high and showing little sign of improvement despite the boost from the federal military base realignment program that has sent thousands of defense-related jobs to the state in recent years. Given that Mr. O'Malley supports President Barack Obama's jobs bill and, as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, also harbors his own aspiration for the national political stage, his announcement Wednesday that he will offer his own jobs bill at a special session next month comes as no surprise.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2011
Employers in the state cut 5,900 jobs in March, but nearly 12,000 more Marylanders were working, dropping the unemployment rate below 7 percent for the first time in two years, the federal government estimated Tuesday. That apparent contradiction — fewer jobs, more workers — could be the result of a growing number of people commuting to jobs outside the state. Maryland labor officials say it could also reflect more people starting their own businesses — data that isn't picked up in the job count.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2010
February was a bad month for Maryland workers: Employers cut 13,800 jobs, one of the biggest decreases in the nation, according to new government estimates. Only Virginia, California, Michigan and Pennsylvania saw bigger drops, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday morning. Maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.7 percent last month from 7.5 percent in January. That remains below the national jobless rate of 9.7 percent. The numbers are preliminary and are also adjusted to try to account for normal seasonal variations in hiring and layoffs.
BUSINESS
By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2004
Nonprofit job growth in Maryland continued to outpace the for-profit sector in 2002 as it did for much of the 1990s, a new report has found. The study, produced by the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations and the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, found that nonprofits added nearly 6,800 jobs to the state's economy in 2002 - a growth rate of 3.1 percent. By contrast, overall employment in Maryland was flat that year and for-profit employment actually declined by nearly 1 percent, eliminating more than 10,800 jobs, the report found.
NEWS
March 10, 2005
State tax credit helps research create new jobs The Johns Hopkins University and the University System of Maryland support Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s proposal to strengthen our economy by reinstating the state's research and development tax credit. The recent Pappas Commission report concluded that a vibrant technology industry is a key to Maryland's future competitiveness. It recommended research and development tax credits for business to leverage the advantages that Maryland clearly possesses in technology, including its research universities and government laboratories.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins | jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com | March 11, 2010
Many states added jobs in January, but Maryland - a latecomer to the dour recession party that has undergone a shorter period of job loss - wasn't among them. Maryland employers cut 2,500 jobs in January, the 18th straight month of losses in this two-year-old recession, the Labor Department estimated Wednesday. The state's unemployment rate rose from 7.4 percent in December to 7.5 percent in January, a new high-water mark not seen since the spring of 1983. Nationally, the employment picture was mixed.
NEWS
February 18, 2010
Gov. Martin O'Malley says nearly 20,000 jobs have been created or saved in Maryland because of the federal stimulus act. The governor made the announcement Wednesday on the one-year anniversary of the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. O'Malley says Maryland's latest round of reporting required by the federal government to account for Maryland's share of the funding was recently completed. - Associated Press
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