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Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April

Maryland added 3,500 jobs in April, but the state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly, as more people joined the workforce than were able to find jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent in April, up one-tenth percent from March...

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  • 9 Networking Hacks to Improve Your Career

    9 Networking Hacks to Improve Your Career

    Networking is daunting, but it doesn't have to be so hard. While it's super important-critical even-to your success, there are a few tricks you can try to make the process a bit more enjoyable and fruitful for yourself. Follow these simple strategies so none of your contacts-to-be feel like they're...

  • How Your Body Language Can Get You (Or Lose You) That Job

    How Your Body Language Can Get You (Or Lose You) That Job

    Body language is important-it's really no exaggeration to say that it can make or break you in the job interview situation. Your nonverbal communication in these situations is almost as important as what you say. Study up and learn these tips for how (and how not) to use your body language to help,...

  • How to Get Good Professional References

    How to Get Good Professional References

    Asking for a reference can be a subtle art form, but it's a necessary thing to learn how to do, and do well. You'll want to put a good deal of thought into who you choose, as you will need to get their consent before giving out their name. Here are a few tips for how to plan for the perfect reference....

  • 10 Part-Time Job Interview Questions (And Quick, Good Answers)

    10 Part-Time Job Interview Questions (And Quick, Good Answers)

    The typical questions you might be asked for a part-time job are a little different than the ones you'd expect to be asked for a full-time job. In order to properly prepare yourself for a part-time job interview, start thinking of good answers to the following likely questions. "Why do you want...

  • Top 10 Skills You Need for a Career in Customer Service

    Top 10 Skills You Need for a Career in Customer Service

    You may think customer service jobs are a breeze, but if you've never had one, you might be in for a bit of a shock. There is actually a great deal of both hard and soft skills involved. The hard skills speak for themselves and are usually a no brainer with any experience. Can you talk to people?...

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  • Five minutes with Mary Steinebrunner of Dunlop Protective Footwear

    Five minutes with Mary Steinebrunner of Dunlop Protective Footwear

    From a factory in Havre de Grace, Mary Steinebrunner oversees the production of 1.5 million pairs of boots a year. The boots made by Dunlop Protective Footwear USA are designed for function, not fashion. The footwear protects workers on farms, oil rigs, fishing boats, food processing plants, construction...

  • Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Five Minutes with Hope Birsh, owner of Maryland Saddlery

    Horse shows are about training and precise movements, but they are also about the rider's look. Coats, shirts, helmets and boots — they all figure into the performance. That's where Hope Birsh tries to help. Her business, Maryland Saddlery, sells and customizes riding attire and helps with such...

  • Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    Sinai Hospital taps one of its own as president

    If not for the accent, it would be easy to mistake Dr. Jonathan Ringo for a hometown boy. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore's recently named president and chief operating officer has extensive local ties. His wife, mother-in-law and five of his six children were born at Sinai and he did his medical training...

  • Five Minutes with Mary Harlee of Baltimore Equitable Insurance

    Five Minutes with Mary Harlee of Baltimore Equitable Insurance

    Baltimore Equitable Insurance had surely proven itself, despite its unusual niche, Mary B. Harlee believed. Harlee, Baltimore Equitable's president since 2014, wondered why a firm that had been writing homeowners insurance policies in the city since 1794 didn't have more customers lining up for...

  • Five minutes with Lou Rao of Vulcan Materials Co.

    Five minutes with Lou Rao of Vulcan Materials Co.

    Lou Rao sees all the new development in Baltimore and swells with pride. The 52-year-old, who lives in Perry Hall, is the district operations manager for Vulcan Materials Co., which supplies concrete and cement for buildings, bridges and other infrastructure projects. The firm, based in Birmingham,...

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  • Trump order on visas worries city's foreign teachers

    Trump order on visas worries city's foreign teachers

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's decision to review a foreign worker visa program to ensure jobs are "offered to American workers first" has caused uncertainty for urban school districts such as Baltimore's that have long relied on teachers from overseas to augment their staff. Trump signed...

  • Dollar Express laying off 130 workers in Maryland in sale to Dollar General

    Dollar Express laying off 130 workers in Maryland in sale to Dollar General

    Dollar Express is liquidating 11 stores in Maryland and laying off 130 employees as part of a deal to be acquired by competitor Dollar General Corp. The layoffs include 51 workers at four Baltimore stores, according to Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification notices Dollar Express filed with...

  • White House asks federal agencies to plan for reductions

    White House asks federal agencies to plan for reductions

    The Trump administration will ask federal agencies Wednesday to make plans to implement major reductions next year, part of the administration's effort to streamline a bureaucracy that was a central target of the president's campaign. Guidance expected from the Office of Management and Budget will...

  • Hogan signs bill granting tax breaks for creating new Maryland manufacturing jobs

    Hogan signs bill granting tax breaks for creating new Maryland manufacturing jobs

    Manufacturers creating new jobs in Maryland could receive tax breaks under a bill Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law Tuesday, the product of a hard-won compromise that came together in the final hours of this year's legislative session. The measure, which offers some relief from sales, property and...

  • Plank's Baltimore Water Taxi hopes to hire 25 amid expansion

    Plank's Baltimore Water Taxi hopes to hire 25 amid expansion

    The Baltimore Water Taxi will hold a pair of job fairs in two weeks to hire about 25 new deckhands, technicians and captains for the service, which is expanding and adding 10 redesigned vessels under the ownership of billionaire Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. The job fairs will take place from...

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  • Advocates hit roadblock as they push to override Pugh veto of $15 minimum wage

    Advocates hit roadblock as they push to override Pugh veto of $15 minimum wage

    Advocates for low-wage workers are ramping up pressure on the Baltimore City Council to override Mayor Catherine Pugh's veto of a $15 minimum wage bill, but their cause has run into a roadblock. Due to a little-known provision in city law, council members would need to hold a special meeting within...

  • Downtown Baltimore adds jobs and residents

    Downtown Baltimore adds jobs and residents

    Downtown Baltimore added both residents and jobs last year, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Downtown Partnership. After finding that downtown employment declined in 2015, the report measuring the economic health of the blocks within a one-mile radius of Light and Pratt streets...

  • Some Pugh supporters say they feel betrayed by veto of $15 minimum wage

    Some Pugh supporters say they feel betrayed by veto of $15 minimum wage

    Mark McLaurin, political director for a local labor union, feels betrayed by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. During her successful campaign for Baltimore mayor, McLaurin's Service Employees International Union provided volunteers and financial support that helped push the Democrat to victory. But...

  • Maryland adds 11,500 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 11,500 jobs in February

    Hiring soared in Maryland last month, as employers added 11,500 jobs, powering the strongest three-month surge of job creation the state has seen since the Great Recession. The gains, reported Friday by the U.S. Labor Department, pulled more than 14,000 people into the labor force, as people started...

  • Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill

    Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill

    Baltimore's City Council voted overwhelmingly Monday to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. With the 11-3 vote, council members brushed aside the fiscal warnings by Mayor Catherine Pugh's finance department and joined more affluent cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and Washington,...

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