Jobs

Venture for America works to match college grads with startups

Marisa Bruno found herself among dozens of prospective college graduates Friday morning at a Baltimore job fair, pumped up for a day of speed-dating-style interviews. More than 100 students hoped to dazzle the founders of 55 startups on hand looking for help. The students were an elite group, having...

  • Maryland sick leave bill gains new momentum on final day of session

    Maryland sick leave bill gains new momentum on final day of session

    Senators began taking the final steps Monday to pass a law that would require bosses to grant sick leave to their employees, as the final hours wound down on the final day of the Maryland General Assembly session. A version of the bill already cleared the House of Delegates, but had remained bottled...

  • Hogan calls failure of manufacturing bill biggest disappointment

    Hogan calls failure of manufacturing bill biggest disappointment

    An otherwise upbeat Gov. Larry Hogan called the failure of his proposed tax break for manufacturers his biggest disappointment of the General Assembly session that ends at midnight. In a news conference on Main Street in Annapolis, Hogan lamented lawmakers' decision to shelve his proposal for property...

  • Applications for jobless aid fall to low level of 267,000

    Applications for jobless aid fall to low level of 267,000

    Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, evidence that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of weak growth. THE NUMBERS: Applications for U.S. jobless benefits fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less-volatile...

  • Hopkins, BGE announce major job initiative with 25 Baltimore companies

    Hopkins, BGE announce major job initiative with 25 Baltimore companies

    When the Johns Hopkins University board met last November to talk about an initiative aimed at improving the city's economic prospects by hiring more local and minority-owned firms and more local and minority workers, one trustee asked why more prominent Baltimore companies and institutions weren't...

  • US Foods to close Severn distribution center

    US Foods to close Severn distribution center

    US Foods said Wednesday that it would close a distribution center in Anne Arundel County in June, eliminating the last local footprint of a once-mighty Maryland company, after failing to reach an agreement on concessions with unionized workers at the facility. The decision to shift operations to...

The Interview

  • Five minutes with Ryan Daughtridge, founder of Bustin Boards

    Five minutes with Ryan Daughtridge, founder of Bustin Boards

    Last year, Ryan Daughtridge almost sold his company and moved his family to Australia. If that sounds drastic, consider the Hagerstown native's story: He went to Syracuse to play soccer, then quit the team and later his job as an insurance paralegal to design skateboards. He turned that passion...

  • Five Minutes with William Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor

    Five Minutes with William Boasberg, general manager of MGM National Harbor

    The nature of casino gambling has changed since William Boasberg started as an executive with Bally's in New Orleans in 1995. The casino experience — the games, the glitz — has moved closer to Main Street. "Nearly all states now offer some type of gaming, and it has become another form of entertainment,...

  • Five Minutes with Tiffany Welch of No Boundaries Coalition

    Five Minutes with Tiffany Welch of No Boundaries Coalition

    As a community activist in West Baltimore, where she grew up, Tiffany Welch has worked to expand access to jobs, education and healthy foods. As healthy food access coordinator for No Boundaries Coalition, Welch is trying to make it easier for residents, especially the poor and the elderly, to...

  • Five Minutes with Adam Clement, Under Armour uniform designer

    Five Minutes with Adam Clement, Under Armour uniform designer

    Adam Clement still has the faded pad on which — beginning at age 7 — he sketched colorful designs for baseball stadiums and team uniforms. The designs are notable for their detail. The fictitious stadiums are accompanied by outfield and foul territory dimensions. "Distance from home plate to back...

  • Five minutes with David Burd, general manager of Uber Baltimore

    Five minutes with David Burd, general manager of Uber Baltimore

    For many Baltimoreans, Uber is a way to get a quick ride home from a bar or the airport. David Burd sees the ride sharing company as a solution to some of the city's most urgent transportation, economic and environmental needs. Burd, Uber's general manager for Baltimore and Greater Maryland, said...

More Jobs News

  • U.S. hiring reaches 9-year high; job openings slip

    U.S. hiring reaches 9-year high; job openings slip

    U.S. hiring jumped to a nine-year high in February, a sign of robust business demand for new workers, while the number of open positions slipped. The Labor Department says 5.4 million people found jobs, a 5.8 percent jump from January and the most since November 2006. More Americans also quit their...

  • Former M&T Bank employees file lawsuit seeking overtime pay

    Former M&T Bank employees file lawsuit seeking overtime pay

    Nine former employees of M&T Bank have filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of violating federal overtime law. The former workers say they were hired to do compliance and analytical work, but instead performed data entry and routine clerical tasks, according to the lawsuit. Because of heavy caseloads...

  • Baltimore People on the Move: April 2016

    Baltimore People on the Move: April 2016

    Readers submit photos and information on employees who have recently been promoted, hired or honored at area businesses. Select photos will be published in the Maryland Business section of Tuesday editions of The Baltimore Sun. This feature accepts photos only. (Caption size is limited.)

  • Maryland firms added 1,900 jobs in January

    Maryland firms added 1,900 jobs in January

    After a weaker-than-previously-understood 2015, Maryland's labor market continued to see modest job growth in January. Employers added 1,900 jobs in the first month of the year, pushing the state's unemployment rate down to 4.9 percent, the Labor Department said Monday. The small January improvement...

  • Restaurant owned by Bryan Voltaggio would pay workers $3,500 in overtime settlement

    Restaurant owned by Bryan Voltaggio would pay workers $3,500 in overtime settlement

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick restaurant co-owned by celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio has agreed to pay three workers a total of $3,540 to settle a lawsuit alleging they worked unpaid overtime. Details of the proposed settlement were filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The agreement...

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