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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
When Toni Coleman walked into Career Connections in Baltimore's Park Heights a month ago, she saw the rows of computers and training classrooms she'd expected of a new employment center. But Coleman, who's struggled for about a year to find work, said she hadn't expected the personal attention that helped her not only polish an outdated resume and ferret out job possibilities but regain some confidence. A volunteer at the center, run by St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, sat down with her over several days to rewrite her resume and point her to some promising leads.
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June 23, 2014
The Manufacturing Training Initiative for Cecil and Harford County was the recipient of an EARN (Employment Advancement Right Now) grant through the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, according to Bruce England, Executive Director of the Susquehanna Workforce Network. This training initiative was conceived through a manufacturing partnership called the Susquehanna Manufacturing Coalition. The Susquehanna Manufacturing Coalition is comprised of local manufacturers, offices of economic development, education entities and the Susquehanna Workforce Network.
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NEWS
November 22, 2004
WNAV will broadcast most Wizards games The Washington Wizards have contracted with local radio station WNAV 1430 AM to carry the majority of the team's games this season. Veteran sportscaster Dave Johnson, a former sports director at the station, handles the play-by-play of the games for the network. In addition to being the host of the game broadcasts, Johnson will provide a recap at 6:10 a.m. after the preceding night's game. WNAV will air most of the Wizards games, except for those that conflict with prior contractual commitments.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to the lack of a car — that they're hard-pressed to land a job and even harder-pressed to find one that can lift them out of poverty, according to a regional group of government agencies, nonprofits and other players. "Most of the region's low-skilled job seekers face multiple and complex barriers to employment opportunity that have been getting worse," the Opportunity Collaborative concluded in its report, released Monday.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that he is promoting two state employees to head key work force development efforts. Lynn M. Reed, deputy director of the Governor's Workforce Investment Board, has been named executive director. Paulette L. Francois, deputy assistant secretary of the state Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning, is taking on the assistant secretary role. Both organizations are part of the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. jamie.smith.hopkins@baltsun.com http://twitter.com/realestatewonk
NEWS
March 2, 2005
BALTIMORE Mayor's Office of Employment Development www.oedworks.com Northwest One-Stop Career Center: 2401 Liberty Heights Ave., Mondawmin Mall, Suite 302, Baltimore, 410-523-1060, Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Southwest One-Stop Career Center 201 S. Arlington Ave., Baltimore, 410-396-3670, Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Eastside One-Stop Career Center: 3001 E. Madison St., Baltimore, 410-396-9030, Hours: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 am to 7 p.m. Thursday.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,tyeesha.dixon@baltsun.com | March 1, 2009
In the wake of rising unemployment and a sagging economy, the county is encouraging unemployed Anne Arundel County residents to use the Workforce Development Corp., a career counseling, job search assistance and training service. The corporation has six centers in the county to help residents looking for work. The centers are in Annapolis, Hanover, Glen Burnie, Fort Meade, BWI Airport and Pasadena. Those looking for jobs can attend orientation sessions to find out about resources, access employment databases with government and private sector openings, and attend seminars on resume writing and interviewing.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | November 21, 1993
William Butler III was 20, unemployed, living in a public housing project and the unmarried father of two when he decided to do something with his life.He enrolled in a job training program sponsored by Anne Arundel County's Business and Workforce Development Center and gota job with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., where his supervisor called him a "model employee."That job whetted his appetite for electronics and led him to the Army. He leaves tomorrow for a tour of duty in Alaska.On Friday, Mr. Butler was among eight workers honored for their success after completing job training programs administered by the Business and Workforce Development Center.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2011
The Baltimore County Council, five of whose members are newly elected to office, unanimously approved a government reorganization Monday that could save about $8 million. The plan, proposed by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, consolidates several county departments and eliminates more than 140 positions, most of which are currently vacant. The plan calls for folding three agencies — the Office of Community Conservation, the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Workforce Development — into existing departments, combining the jobs of labor commissioner and human resources director, and merging the duties of three other positions into an Office of Administrative Law. "These are organizational changes that will promote efficiency," said Fred Homan, the county administrative officer.
NEWS
March 6, 2007
TODAY Planning Board -- The County Planning Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Room 407 of the New Courts Building, 401 Bosley Ave., Towson. 410-887-2450. Community meeting -- The Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a second community input meeting at 7 p.m. at Jacksonville Elementary School Cafetorium, 3400 Hillendale Heights Road, Phoenix, to review the concept plans for park development (Jacksonville Park Site). 410-887-6957. TOMORROW Development conferences -- The Department of Permits and Development Management will hold a development plan conference on a proposal for 40 single-family dwellings and 66 duplexes at the end of Westford Road, west of Valleyfield Road (Jessop property)
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
When Toni Coleman walked into Career Connections in Baltimore's Park Heights a month ago, she saw the rows of computers and training classrooms she'd expected of a new employment center. But Coleman, who's struggled for about a year to find work, said she hadn't expected the personal attention that helped her not only polish an outdated resume and ferret out job possibilities but regain some confidence. A volunteer at the center, run by St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, sat down with her over several days to rewrite her resume and point her to some promising leads.
NEWS
By Penny Pritzker and Tom Perez | September 12, 2013
As two of the newest members of President Barack Obama's cabinet, we've both spent the past few months lending a fresh set of eyes and ears to the opportunities and challenges facing workers and American businesses. One concern facing both communities that requires our full attention and our joint efforts is making sure that every American has the skills needed to succeed in the workforce. This week we visited Anne Arundel Community College, where we were joined by Rep. Steny Hoyer to hear from local business, education, labor and government leaders about the importance of skills training as both a workforce development and an economic development imperative.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 18, 2013
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground, received the "Military Leader of the Year" award from the Association of Defense Communities during a ceremony in Washington Thursday. Ferrell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, received the award in a breakfast event in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, according to a news release from the Communications-Electronics Command, which is headquartered at APG. Farrell was one of 10 award recipients from across the country honored by the association, a national membership organization which represents 200 communities, states and regions with a significant military presence, and partner organizations.  "This award recognizes an individual from the military whose outstanding leadership has been essential in building and sustaining partnerships with defense communities," Tim Ford, chief executive officer of the association, said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
As he traveled through Baltimore to promote his jobs agenda on Friday, President Barack Obama found himself sitting near a 29-year-old man who was uncertain how to reset his life after being released from prison two years ago. In one of the few spontaneous moments of the president's visit, Marcus Dixon - father of two boys - told Obama how he connected in 2011 with a workforce development group called the Center for Urban Families, put his life...
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February 19, 2013
The Susquehanna Workforce Network will be hosting a defense, technology and intelligence job fair at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen Feb. 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. This is a major workforce recruitment activity for more than 30 companies looking to fill positions. A sample listing of the position openings include acquisition professionals, software and systems engineer, program analyst, product manager, bio-medical scientist, liaison officer, configuration managers, system integrator, software developer, multi-media assistants, project manager, proposal manager, acquisition analyst, electrical and mechanical engineers, business development, SharePoint developer, signal support, air traffic controller, Java developer, scientists and technical writer.
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.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce development, according to a recent state report and interviews with regional economists. In a memo to Gov. Martin O'Malley last week, the state Department of Budget and Management wrote that the cuts would reduce federal grants to state and local governments by about $150 million; cut defense and civilian jobs in Maryland by at least 12,600; and ultimately decrease annual tax revenues to the state by $200 million.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
Maryland's new labor secretary will be Leonard Howie, an official at the state Department of Human Resources, the state said Monday. Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement that he was "confident in Leonard's ability to connect Marylanders with the jobs and skills they need to compete. " Howie steps into his new job Oct. 8. Former Labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez left in May to work for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, with Scott R. Jensen filling in as interim secretary since then.
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