Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. is planning a month-long series of free workshops and networking events designed to help the county's unemployed residents find jobs.

Of 60,000 available jobs in the Baltimore region, 11,000 are in Anne Arundel County, said Kirkland J. Murray, the group's president and CEO. The group operates one-stop and career connection centers in the county.

Back-to-Work month, from April 2 to May 3, will help jobless residents develop skills to better compete in an improving job market, the group said.

Topics at programs throughout the month include resume renovation, interviewing, security clearance, rebranding and career assessment. Prescreened job applicants will have a chance to join a "Speed Recruiting" matching program with businesses in high-demand industries, such as information technology, cybersecurity, green jobs and construction, hospitality, energy and health care.

The series of workshops and events are designed for all levels of job seekers, including new graduates, workers over age 50, entry-level, seasoned professionals and veterans. Job applicants can find more details at http://www.aawdc.org.

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