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Maryland adds 2,400 jobs in September as unemployment falls

Maryland added 2,400 jobs in September as the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. The state’s jobless rate remained below the national average of 4.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. Maryland was one of 11 states where the jobless...

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    6 outdated career tips-and why they've changed

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  • Direct Energy to lay off 108 Maryland employees

    Direct Energy to lay off 108 Maryland employees

    Direct Energy, a Houston-based natural gas and electricity retailer, will lay off 108 of its employees in Columbia, according to a notice it provided to the state on Tuesday. The layoffs come as the company “is changing its business model to move away from being a residential solar installer,”...

  • Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland adds 13,300 jobs in June

    Maryland added 13,300 jobs in June and the unemployment rate dipped slightly, as people joining the workforce quickly found jobs, according to the latest federal employment report. Maryland had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent in June, down a tenth of a percentage point from May and below the...

  • Deadline extended for Baltimore's top workplaces nominations

    Deadline extended for Baltimore's top workplaces nominations

    There's still time to nominate to your company for The Baltimore Sun Media Group's next Top Workplaces. The deadline has been extended to Aug. 11 to see if your company has what it takes to make The Sun's seventh annual list of the region's top workplaces or even top it. For the past six years,...

  • Locke Insulators to close, lay off 108 workers

    Locke Insulators to close, lay off 108 workers

    Locke Insulators Inc. announced Monday it will close its Port Covington manufacturing plant and lay off 108 employees. The manufacturing plant, located on a 26-acre lot at 2525 Insulator Drive, will wind down operations over the next few months in response to dwindling demand for its electric utility...

  • Baltimore youth jobs programs offer path to careers for city youth

    Baltimore youth jobs programs offer path to careers for city youth

    Na'Thaia Huntley wanted nothing more than a job after graduating from Dunbar High School in 2014 but, with no experience, her options were limited. She'd applied for a job through YouthWorks — a city program that offers summer employment for thousands of young people each year — and was invited...

  • Employers use non-compete agreements even for low-wage workers

    Employers use non-compete agreements even for low-wage workers

    Employers have long relied on non-compete agreements to keep highly skilled and highly paid workers from jumping to competitors and stealing trade secrets. But such agreements are spreading into the broader workplace, even among low-wage workers, new research shows. That’s sparking debate whether...

  • U.S. employers add 222K jobs, the most in four months

    U.S. employers add 222K jobs, the most in four months

    U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy. The government also revised up its estimate of job growth for April and May by a combined 47,000. Hiring has averaged...

  • Missouri forces St. Louis to lower minimum wage

    Missouri forces St. Louis to lower minimum wage

    It's not been a great couple of weeks for those advocating an increase in minimum wages. Late last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper based on research conducted by economists at the University of Washington. The report found that the costs to low-wage workers...

  • Survey: US companies add a modest 158,000 jobs in June

    Survey: US companies add a modest 158,000 jobs in June

    U.S. businesses added a modest 158,000 jobs in June, a survey found — a sign that hiring has decelerated but remains healthy enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that the strongest job gains were in services, such as education, health care, hotels...

  • More than 30 BoatHouse Canton employees leave after immigration officials seek documents, owner says

    More than 30 BoatHouse Canton employees leave after immigration officials seek documents, owner says

    More than 30 employees of The BoatHouse Canton did not show up to work over the weekend after Immigration and Customs Enforcement began a review of the restaurant's immigration records, the restaurant's co-owner said. The southeast Baltimore restaurant received a request from ICE to review its I-9...

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