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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Staff Writer | August 2, 1992
For the past three weeks while on summer vacation, Carey Walker has been waking up at 5:30 a.m.Arriving at The Mall in Columbia almost three hours before stores open, she wasn't there to shop or browse and she definitely wasn't there to just "hang out."She was doing landscaping, attending marketing meetings, visiting construction sites and working on the 1993 mall budget.HTC Carey and 18 other Maryland's Tomorrow students are participating in a program called Summer in the Mall. Through a collaboration with the mall management office, Maryland's Tomorrow of Howard County created a pilot internship program that gives students a chance to discover various job opportunities through working at The Mall.
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September 9, 2013
The Susquehanna Workforce Network Inc., in partnership with the Sharon Ann Grose Education Group, placed 20 youth in a summer work experience. The youth who are all over 18 were placed with 22 different Harford County employers for a five-week, 30-hour per week work experience. All of the youth participating in this work experience are enrolled in Harford County Public Schools' Reconnecting Youth Program or Harford Community College's Certificate to Career in a Year Program. The Susquehanna Workforce Network Inc. paid each youth in the program $8 per hour for their work time.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | September 15, 2006
With the primary election behind them, the two men vying for the job as Baltimore County state's attorney are gearing up for a November contest that pits a former county prosecutor who has also handled plaintiffs' litigation and criminal defense work against a career prosecutor who makes no apologies for the fact that he has done only that for nearly 20 years. Stephen Bailey, the Republican candidate, and Scott D. Shellenberger, the Democrat, were hired by longtime Baltimore County State's Attorney Sandra A. O'Connor as law clerks within four years of each other - Shellenberger in 1982 and Bailey in 1986.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2012
In Maryland, 93,000 teens and young adults are neither working nor in school, a trend that threatens future financial stability and predicts chronic joblessness, advocates said Monday. And unemployment among those ages 16 to 24 is the highest in the country since World War II, a Kids Count policy report shows. Patrick McCarthy, president of the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation that compiles the Kids Count data, said young people, without education or experience, are the least likely to find jobs in a stagnant economy.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1997
Change of heart: Buyouts and incentive packages may prompt people to leave the work force early, but many of these retirees soon decide they'd rather be back on the job, says Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., an employment counseling firm. James Challenger, president, says that after about three months of leisure, many retirees in their 50s and 60s find they want an atmosphere where they are recognized for their accomplishments. Many are landing good jobs because of their work experience, he said.
NEWS
March 2, 2005
Q. How do I apply for a position in which I have no previous work experience? M.E., Baltimore A. For some positions, especially in the government, specific work experience is dictated by the job's requirements. For these jobs, you must be prepared to document relevant work experience. Private sector employers have much more latitude. You may be able to identify jobs in which you performed duties or tasks that required the same skills for those required in the job you are seeking. With a little practice you can effectively substitute your relevant experience by showing that you have the competencies they require.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | January 18, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- David B. Baker of Davidsonville said he would like the $100,000-a-year job as Maryland's state treasurer but in his hand-written application said he regretted that he could not XTC attend today's interview session for applicants "due to a prior commitment."Actually, it is a 12-year commitment. In prison. For willful failure to file his Maryland income tax return.Mr. Baker, whose current residence is a cell in Hagerstown, was among 23 applicants for the treasurer's job held the past four years by former Montgomery County Delegate Lucille Maurer.
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By DEBORAH JACOBS and DEBORAH JACOBS,Chronicle Features | May 21, 1995
Sometimes we don't give enough thought to whether we will be happy working at a new job.One manager who was laid off accepted a position for which he was overqualified. At first the job looked like an interesting challenge, but it turned out that the company's goals were wildly unrealistic, and everyone who had ever held the job had either quit or been fired. In short order, the manager was back in the job market.To avoid a similar fate, ask yourself the questions listed below before you accept the next offer.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 28, 1997
Shepherd's Staff, a Christian outreach center in Westminster, has its own work crew for six weeks this summer.Eight teen-agers are painting, landscaping, building and cleaning, contributing hours of much-needed labor to the charity at no cost.The organization is one of several county nonprofit groups to benefit from the Youth Summer Job Training Program -- supervised teams of teens learning job skills while earning hourly wages.Teams, usually eight 14- to 18-year-olds with two crew leaders, are building a miniature golf course for the Salvation Army, painting murals at the National Guard Armory and clearing trails at county parks.
BUSINESS
By Ellie Kahn, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2012
Pikesville High School senior Josh Borris is working this summer, but he won't be paid. Completing a second summer as an intern at Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. in Linthicum Heights, he said, is more valuable than earning money at a traditional summer job. "I want to one day be a pharmacist researcher figuring out how drugs interact with the human body," he said of his summer work at the institutional pharmacy company. "This internship is an experience for the future. " Even as fewer teens seek to work during the summer, some like Borris are pursuing internships or other experiences they hope will give them a leg up on their intended careers.
BUSINESS
By Ellie Kahn, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2012
Pikesville High School senior Josh Borris is working this summer, but he won't be paid. Completing a second summer as an intern at Correct Rx Pharmacy Services Inc. in Linthicum Heights, he said, is more valuable than earning money at a traditional summer job. "I want to one day be a pharmacist researcher figuring out how drugs interact with the human body," he said of his summer work at the institutional pharmacy company. "This internship is an experience for the future. " Even as fewer teens seek to work during the summer, some like Borris are pursuing internships or other experiences they hope will give them a leg up on their intended careers.
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By Ron Smith | June 16, 2011
There is a boom in baby boomer joblessness. It has more than doubled, from 3.2 percent to 6.8 percent, since the recession began. Earlier this week, a CBS Evening News report focused on the plight of unemployed professionals ages 55 and older in the Charlotte, N.C. area. Even the most organized among them - like those who make looking for a job a full-time job - can't find work. One of the people interviewed has a Harvard MBA but no job. Another, a 56-year-old financial professional, works long days trying to place himself in a new job, with no luck so far. He told reporter Byron Pitts that he has resigned himself to working into his 70s. We hear this all the time, don't we?
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By Sharon Jackson | April 19, 2010
I recently had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to visit Washington, D.C. to talk to lawmakers about the need to support legislation that helps young people get on — and stay on — the right track. I spoke at a briefing on Capitol Hill with young people and program directors from across the country — from rural, urban and Native American communities — who all had the same message: Programs that serve out-of-school, out-of-work young people change lives, and with more funding they could help even more struggling young Americans.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,sun reporter | September 15, 2006
With the primary election behind them, the two men vying for the job as Baltimore County state's attorney are gearing up for a November contest that pits a former county prosecutor who has also handled plaintiffs' litigation and criminal defense work against a career prosecutor who makes no apologies for the fact that he has done only that for nearly 20 years. Stephen Bailey, the Republican candidate, and Scott D. Shellenberger, the Democrat, were hired by longtime Baltimore County State's Attorney Sandra A. O'Connor as law clerks within four years of each other - Shellenberger in 1982 and Bailey in 1986.
BUSINESS
By TRICIA BISHOP and TRICIA BISHOP,SUN REPORTER | August 3, 2006
Yesterday's announcement that AOL plans to boost advertising revenue by offering its services free to nearly anyone with an Internet connection reverberated from the company's Virginia headquarters to Locust Point, the home of Advertising.com. The once tiny Baltimore start-up, founded by two local brothers and headquartered in the Tide Point office complex, is now best known as a major player in AOL's online marketing division. It likely will be at the center of the media giant's new business strategy, which takes on freebie competitors Yahoo and Google by giving away e-mail, software and Web security tools.
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By Blanca Torres and Blanca Torres,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2005
Digging her hand into a bucket of crickets and worms helped Shannon Burke learn something this summer: She's not interested in working at a zoo when she graduates from college in two years. Burke said her unpaid internship at the National Aquarium in Baltimore the past few months was a lesson well worth the temporary move to Baltimore from Houston and a part-time job at a home-improvement store. "I thought I might want to do it," she said of a career in zoology, "but after talking to the people who do it full time, I knew it's not what I want do."
BUSINESS
By TRICIA BISHOP and TRICIA BISHOP,SUN REPORTER | August 3, 2006
Yesterday's announcement that AOL plans to boost advertising revenue by offering its services free to nearly anyone with an Internet connection reverberated from the company's Virginia headquarters to Locust Point, the home of Advertising.com. The once tiny Baltimore start-up, founded by two local brothers and headquartered in the Tide Point office complex, is now best known as a major player in AOL's online marketing division. It likely will be at the center of the media giant's new business strategy, which takes on freebie competitors Yahoo and Google by giving away e-mail, software and Web security tools.
FEATURES
By Deborah Bach and Deborah Bach,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 15, 2000
The landscape of Laura Joss' former life was a vast wilderness of volcanic plateaus, steaming geysers, dramatic gorges and forests. On any day she might come across herds of bison, bighorn sheep, even bears. For someone who loves open space like Joss does, it was close to paradise. But these days, Joss is as likely to see a unicorn as a bear, and backcountry vistas have been traded in for crowds of tourists and the sight of ships dotting an industrial harbor. It's a drastic change, but one Joss made happily, even if it meant moving across the country with her husband and young daughter.
NEWS
March 2, 2005
Q. How do I apply for a position in which I have no previous work experience? M.E., Baltimore A. For some positions, especially in the government, specific work experience is dictated by the job's requirements. For these jobs, you must be prepared to document relevant work experience. Private sector employers have much more latitude. You may be able to identify jobs in which you performed duties or tasks that required the same skills for those required in the job you are seeking. With a little practice you can effectively substitute your relevant experience by showing that you have the competencies they require.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2004
GAITHERSBURG - NASA might have rockets and telescopes that serve as windows to the heavens, but some earthbound technology is probing the origins of the universe, too. In a cavernous hall the size of a college gym, researchers with the National Institute of Standards and Technology are using the neutron to probe an array of scientific mysteries - including the way that matter formed at the dawn of time. In NIST's Neutron Research Center, scientists use a 20-megawatt nuclear reactor to create the atomic particles, fire them through glass and steel-reinforced pipes, then monitor their behavior with 29 spectrometers and other instruments.
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