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Maryland lost 7,200 jobs in March, even as workforce grew

After three months of significant job gains, Maryland lost 7,200 jobs in March even as more people joined the workforce, according to the latest federal jobs report. While the growing pool of people working or looking for work indicates rising confidence in the economy, economists said, the new...

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  • 6 Steps to Finding a Second Job

    6 Steps to Finding a Second Job

    Need a second job? The first thing you'll need to do is figure out what kind of second job most suits you-do you want to work for someone else, or are you better off working towards starting a small business or trying self-employment? Then, think about your schedule. Most second jobs will choose...

  • 8 Surefire Signs You Need To Change Careers NOW

    8 Surefire Signs You Need To Change Careers NOW

    It can be scary to change careers, but sometimes it's the absolute right thing to do. Don't let yourself get stuck in a career rut. If any of these warning signs apply to you, find yourself a new job STAT. 1. Your weekends are always too short. Everybody's weekends are too short. But yours are...

  • Powerful Action Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Look Like a Million Bucks

    Powerful Action Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Look Like a Million Bucks

    Try spicing up your resume or cover letter with a few failsafe action verbs, to really show your stuff. Get a little more creative and give the hiring manager something to get excited about, rather than the same old humdrum list of verbs they see on every other resume. If you led a project, don't...

  • Everything You Need to Know About Having a Part-Time Job

    Everything You Need to Know About Having a Part-Time Job

    Don't want to work full-time but aren't sure what the alternative is? If you're not exactly certain what a part-time job entails, hours-wise, here's a primer to what you might expect. The Hours Essentially, a part-time job is a position that offers you flexibility-of scheduling or decreased hours....

  • 10 Awesome Resume Tips From The People of Reddit

    10 Awesome Resume Tips From The People of Reddit

    Depending on what you're visiting the site to find, Reddit can be...a mixed bag. The best part of Reddit: anyone can weigh in on any topic. The worst part of Reddit: anyone can weigh in on any topic. That means you get great information and advice mixed in with people who don't know what they're...

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  • 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,...

  • Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Five Minutes with Betsy Brooks Wendell, owner of Octavia Boutique

    Betsy Brooks Wendell began modeling as a teenager, walking runways and posing for print campaigns. But she often felt like she wanted to be on the other side of the camera. "I always wanted to see what the photographer was seeing through his lens, and how can we make the shot better," said Wendell,...

  • Five Minutes with ... Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Five Minutes with ... Frank Remesch, general manager of Royal Farms Arena

    Frank Remesch has brought big acts to Baltimore — Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, the Rolling Stones — and he's got the baseball bats to prove it. Yes, baseball bats. Remesch, 49, general manager of Royal Farms Arena — and a baseball lover — inadvertently started a tradition 10 years ago. "Ozzy Osbourne...

  • Five minutes with Steven Gondol of Live Baltimore

    Five minutes with Steven Gondol of Live Baltimore

    The tale of how Live Baltimore's executive director landed in Baltimore sounds like one of the success stories the organization likes to promote. Steven Gondol and his wife were living in Washington. They visited friends in Baltimore and were intrigued by the city's quirky neighborhoods and quality...

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  • Maryland General Assembly gives final OK to Democrats' sick leave bill

    Maryland General Assembly gives final OK to Democrats' sick leave bill

    The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to a landmark bill that would extend paid sick leave to almost 700,000 Maryland workers, setting up a potential clash with Gov. Larry Hogan, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House of Delegates approved the Senate version of the Democratic...

  • 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...

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  • 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,...

  • State bill would protect workers affected by hospital closures

    State bill would protect workers affected by hospital closures

    Statewide legislation is being considered in the Maryland General Assembly that would provide some relief for displaced employees of hospitals that close, such as University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace which is slated to close in the next several years. Del. Mary Ann...

  • Starbucks opens in East Baltimore with a training focus

    Starbucks opens in East Baltimore with a training focus

    Starbucks opened a coffee shop with a training focus near Johns Hopkins Hospital Friday, the fifth in the chain's U.S. initiative to offer jobs and training to youths in poor communities. The shop with an in-store classroom opened in the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins in an office/lab...

  • Despite Hogan veto threat, Maryland Senate approves paid sick time proposal

    Despite Hogan veto threat, Maryland Senate approves paid sick time proposal

    A day after Gov. Larry Hogan promised to veto it, the Maryland Senate approved a mandatory paid sick time bill by a veto-proof margin. The margin of passage sets up another political confrontation with the Republican governor, who on Wednesday described the Senate's plan as "terrible" and said it...

  • Maryland adds 6,700 jobs, unemployment rate holds at 4.2 percent

    Maryland adds 6,700 jobs, unemployment rate holds at 4.2 percent

    Maryland's labor market started the year on an upbeat, as employers added 6,700 jobs in January, wages began to climb and more people entered the workforce. Hiring in retail, food services, hospitality and construction powered the state's job gains. Increases in those sectors kept the state's unemployment...

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