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November 12, 1991
Senior job-seekers in West Anne Arundel County are invited to a special Odenton meeting of the Senior Jobs Network, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today, at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.The SeniorJob Network is open to all county job-seekers age 55 or over. Countyemployers wishing to participate in this or future programs may callSenior Employment Director Diane Turpin at 222-7011.Today's meeting is a first for West County residents and will feature Cheryl Marian, of Olsen Temps in Columbia, who will discuss "Getting a Foot in the Door."
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2013
Even as the manufacturing industry sheds jobs overall, a number of firms in Maryland want to hire - and aren't having an easy time of it. That's what the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership heard when the nonprofit talked to 40 employers this year. Most of the entry-level people the firms bring on don't work out, in part because it can be a culture shock to take a job in manufacturing for the first time, said Brian Sweeney, executive director of the manufacturing-assistance organization.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 1, 1992
MUNICH, Germany -- For the worried Munich city welfare official, it was one more piece of bad news.The rise in the number of foreigners seeking political asylum in Germany had reached a point where the already overcrowded Bavarian capital would have to house new arrivals at a rate of 250 a week instead of the previous 150."Where are they going to go?" asked the official, Hans Stuetzle, director of the social affairs department of the Munich city government.For some, the answer was already clear: They were going to one of 43 transport containers sitting in a corner of the city's famous Oktoberfest grounds.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
SKW Constructors plans to hire up to 100 people to construct concrete tubes and fans at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial park in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County economic development officials. Subcontractors are expected to hire additional people to work on the project, including carpenters, mechanics, surveyors and truck drivers, the county said. "This project is a huge boost in our efforts to bring new businesses and new jobs back to Sparrows Point," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
FEATURES
By Orange County Register | December 4, 1992
Mark Thomas has never been one to shy away from injury or the possibility of death. He is one of those rare people who deliberately hurl themselves into the face of danger -- for fun.Mr. Thomas is a thrill-seeker. He snowboards down incredibly steep mountains, goes bungee-jumping, rides mountain bikes along precipitous cliffs, surfs 10-foot waves, climbs mountains and occasionally hurls himself out of an airplane with other sky-divers.Why does he do it?"I don't do drugs, but there's a tremendous rush of adrenalin I get when I'm out on the edge that I can't do without," Mr. Thomas says matter-of-factly.
BUSINESS
By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS | May 2, 2008
For 20 years now, St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center in Baltimore has run a matchmaking service. Think empty rooms, not lonely hearts. The nonprofit helps Baltimore City and Baltimore County homeowners, with space to spare, find people looking for a room to rent, and vice versa. The program, launched by employee Mark Benson, was conceived as a way to get elderly residents extra income and companionship. But it has proved popular with all ages. "It's one of the most creative things we do," says Vincent Quayle, executive director of St. Ambrose.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | March 7, 1999
Harry Brunett is not your typical Episcopal priest.Ordained in the early 1960s, he served as a priest in Baltimore County for only four years before deciding the church was too removed from the issues of the day: civil rights, women's rights, the Vietnam War. He quit to become a community activist, then a Rouse Co. employee, then a consultant, then a retirement home director, before once again -- seven years ago, in his mid-50s -- hearing a call to become...
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
U.S. and state labor officials will cut the ribbon Thursday on a new workforce center for job seekers and employers. The Laurel Regional Workforce Center, intended to help people in Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George's and Montgomery counties, will help workers with job searches and connect them to training. Businesses can get assistance finding employees. The center, at 312 Marshall Ave., will draw from a larger area than county workforce centers in an effort to make more connections in a region that has high levels of cross-commuting.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau The New York Times contributed to this article | May 27, 1993
BERLIN -- German legislators voted yesterday to close the country to most people seeking asylum.Faced with a gantlet of angry protesters, the members of parliament used police patrol boats and helicopters to get them past about 10,000 hooting demonstrators who blocked streets leading to the parliament building on the banks of the Rhine River in Bonn.As the protesters scuffled sporadically with about 4,000 police outside the besieged parliament, members debated the tough new asylum law for more than 13 hours before voting about 10 p.m.The Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, voted 521 to 132 for the new law. That was considerably more than the two-thirds majority necessary to change the constitutional provision guaranteeing asylum rights.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | May 26, 1993
BERLIN -- The German Parliament's lower house -- driven by economic hard times and the violence they have spawned against foreigners -- votes today on a tough new law that would erase one of the most liberal asylum policies in postwar Europe.Fueled by widespread popular support, the new legislation tightening up controls on refugees and emigres is virtually certain to be passed by the Bundestag, the lower house of the Parliament, and go on to the upper house for final ratification Friday.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
Karen L. Sitnick's job is jobs — helping people find them. As director of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development in Baltimore, she oversees an effort that isn't simple, even in the best of times, as residents struggle to overcome education gaps and other challenges. The recession and slow recovery have tested job seekers and their helpers alike. Baltimore's unemployment rate is averaging about 10 percent this year, better than the 12 percent in 2010 but still far above prerecession levels.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2012
Baltimore is opening four "community job hubs" to help residents looking for employment, the city said Wednesday. The hubs, intended to supplement the city's three one-stop career centers, will offer free courses on such topics as job search techniques and resume development. Residents can also get information on in-depth training, job fairs and other employment-related activities. The hubs, some open and some about to open, are at the Academy of Success Inc., 200 S. Franklintown Road; Govans Ecumenical Development Corp., 5502 York Road; My Brother's Keeper, 4207 Frederick Road, and Southern Community Action Center, 606 Cherry Hill Road.
NEWS
By David W. Wise and By David W. Wise | October 22, 2012
The almost two decades since the Clinton tax increase in 1993 have constituted a mighty experiment in macroeconomics. That period - more than a quarter of the entire postwar era - is divided into two periods of almost one half each, the first being a period following tax increases and the more recent period following two large tax cuts. The empirical evidence shows that the period following the tax increase experienced the largest peacetime expansion in U.S. history and the creation of 23 million jobs.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
U.S. and state labor officials will cut the ribbon Thursday on a new workforce center for job seekers and employers. The Laurel Regional Workforce Center, intended to help people in Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George's and Montgomery counties, will help workers with job searches and connect them to training. Businesses can get assistance finding employees. The center, at 312 Marshall Ave., will draw from a larger area than county workforce centers in an effort to make more connections in a region that has high levels of cross-commuting.
EXPLORE
August 30, 2012
The Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation/DLLR is holding a Fort Meade Community Job Fair, Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, on Fort Meade. All job seekers, veterans and nonveterans, can meet prospective employers. Bring résumés and dress for success. Participants should arrive early, and anticipate lines at the installation's gate and at the job fair. Other sponsors of the job fair include Fort Meade Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation; DLLR/Anne Arundel One Stop Career Centers; Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp.; Army Community Service; Navy Fleet and Family Support Center; and Army Career and Alumni Program.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2012
Before slipping into that white wedding dress and saying "I do," every bride-to-be deserves a proper single-lady send-off. This month marks the peak of the wedding season, which means it's also one of the most popular times for bachelorette parties. While lace thongs, 'bride-to-be' sashes and Chippendale dancers certainly have their place, not every bachelorette party needs burly men busting moves in little more than their birthday suits. Here are 10 ideas for Baltimore bachelorette parties, broken down by personality type - from bookworms to wine lovers and thrill seekers.
NEWS
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Berlin Bureau | December 17, 1992
BERLIN -- The wary Gypsy displays his Yugoslavian passport with the thin smile of a longtime lottery player who hasn't yet cashed a winning ticket.His name is Miodrag Saitovic. He's come for help to the small, lemon-colored office of the Rom Gypsy Union at an asylum-seekers shelter in southwest Berlin. His wife Dobrila trails behind in a ratty fur coat.His Yugoslavian passport may not be impressive in many parts of the world, but for a Gypsy in Germany, it's a whole lot better than a Romanian passport.
NEWS
January 27, 2006
Thrill-Seekers-- What pushes some people to the limits of human endurance? (The Science Channel, 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday)
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2011
Casa de Maryland launched a program Tuesday to offer small loans to legal permanent residents who would like to apply for U.S. citizenship, the nonprofit said. The pilot program will loan 125 individuals each $680, the fee charged for naturalization, the immigrant advocacy group said in a statement. Borrowers will be required to repay the loan over a six-month period at an interest rate of 8.5 percent to 9 percent, according to the statement. Applicants will pay a $25 application fee that will be returned upon full repayment of the loan, Casa said.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
COLLEGE PARK - Given the early hour and the sleepy spectators, this clearly wasn't the Maryland football team's answer to Midnight Madness. But as the team's Fan Appreciation Day workout wore on early Saturday morning inside Byrd Stadium, the small crowd woke up. By the time the Terrapins finished their two-hour session with four 100-yard gassers, many of the few hundred fans were up on their feet cheering and encouraging the players. At least half the crowd remained to chat with and get autographs from first-year coach Randy Edsall and his team.
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