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Leggett vetoes $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made the wealthy county the first jurisdiction in Maryland to require a $15 minimum wage. Leggett (D) said boosting the wage to the level embraced by national progressive activists, including former Democratic...

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  • 10 Types of Companies You Should Never Work For

    10 Types of Companies You Should Never Work For

    In your job search, you will come across a wide variety of companies. Some will be better to work for than others. Some will suit your working style best. And some are best avoided entirely. Keep an eye out for companies to steer clear of completely, and learn to recognize them early-and save yourself...

  • Take This Career Advice from Bill Gates in Order to be Successful

    Take This Career Advice from Bill Gates in Order to be Successful

    Bill Gates is an emperor. He's built one of the most powerful companies in the global economy, donated billions to charity, and revolutionized the way humans interact with technology. He is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of $79.2 billion, and has focused for the past 16 years since...

  • 7 Secrets to Getting a New Job You Love

    7 Secrets to Getting a New Job You Love

    Competition out there is fierce-and getting fiercer. It can be hard enough to find any job-let alone the one you really want. Here are 7 job hunting strategies to help you find a new job you love in the new year. 1. Burn your resume. No really. This won't work in every situation, but as a novel...

  • How to Answer the Interview Question "What Makes You Unique?"

    How to Answer the Interview Question "What Makes You Unique?"

    More and more people are getting the question, "What makes you unique?" in an interview setting. It can throw even the most prepared job seekers off their guard. What does the hiring manager want to know, exactly? About your personality? About your skills profile? A general rule of thumb would...

  • How to Survive Your Upcoming Panel Interview

    How to Survive Your Upcoming Panel Interview

    You've just been told your interview won't be a one-on-one or series of individual interviews, but a panel interview instead. Maybe it's your first panel interview. Maybe they just freak you out and throw you off your game. It can be intimidating going before the "firing squad," so to speak. But...

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  • Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

    Five minutes with Patrick Mangin, director of one of Baltimore's coal terminals

    Patrick Mangin got his job, in part, thanks to his son's love of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The retired, 23-year Army infantry officer, who lived north of Philadelphia, wanted to get him great seats for a game, so he fished around on LinkedIn to see whether anyone he knew had a contact at CONSOL...

  • Five Minutes with Dana Saulsbury, owner of Jarrettsville Nurseries

    Five Minutes with Dana Saulsbury, owner of Jarrettsville Nurseries

    When Dana Saulsbury started dating her future husband in 1991, she had to declare her loyalties early. They met on Halloween, but when Christmas came around a couple of months later, she didn't hesitate. She upended tradition, moving her family's annual tree-chopping expedition to Jarrettsville...

  • Five Minutes with Nichole Baccala of TBC

    Five Minutes with Nichole Baccala of TBC

    In the 14 years Nichole Baccala has worked in advertising, little has changed in the questions that arise with each new client or campaign. "It really is figuring out who you're talking to, who you need to talk to and where they are spending their time — and delivering your message in the medium...

  • Five Minutes with Jay Ellenby, business travel agency president

    Five Minutes with Jay Ellenby, business travel agency president

    In 2010, clouds of ash floated over Europe following the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. The poor visibility left many airlines grounded and passengers wondering where to turn. It was a moment when travel agencies — which appear less relevant in the era of online bookings — could demonstrate their...

  • Five minutes with Shannon Landwehr, CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

    Five minutes with Shannon Landwehr, CEO of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

    Shannon Landwehr never planned on calling Baltimore home, but now she can't picture herself anywhere else. "I like the smallness," the 38-year-old Canton resident said. "You can get to know the city like the back of your hand in no time. There's just something really welcoming about that." Landwehr,...

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  • Longtime head of Arc Baltimore to retire in June

    Longtime head of Arc Baltimore to retire in June

    The Arc Baltimore's longtime executive director, Stephen H. Morgan, will retire in June. Morgan, 66, of Cockeysville, has worked for the nonprofit for nearly 45 years and has served as its executive director since 1985. A transition committee appointed by the Arc's board, along with executive search...

  • Business Year in Review: Kevin Plank steals the show

    Business Year in Review: Kevin Plank steals the show

    Kevin Plank's Under Armour is not Baltimore's biggest enterprise — the Johns Hopkins University and Health System have more than 40,000 workers combined. But the founder and CEO of the Baltimore-based sports brand made the biggest waves on the local business scene this year, as his personal investments...

  • Yellen to college grads: Best job market in nearly a decade

    Yellen to college grads: Best job market in nearly a decade

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen lauded the value of a college degree at Monday's commencement ceremonies for the University of Baltimore but largely steered away from commenting on the economy or interest rates. Yellen told the graduating stuadents that they are entering the strongest job market...

  • Maryland's unemployment rate holds at 4.2 percent, despite little job growth

    Maryland's unemployment rate holds at 4.2 percent, despite little job growth

    Momentum in Maryland's labor market continued to sputter in November, with employers adding just 100 jobs, making it the fifth month in a row with little or no job growth. Job estimates released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor showed the state's unemployment rate held steady last month at...

  • Maryland panel approves Northrop Grumman loan

    Maryland panel approves Northrop Grumman loan

    Maryland lawmakers unanimously approved a $20 million forgivable loan to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Tuesday, the largest deal of its kind in state history. The money will not have to be repaid if the company retains 10,000 jobs and proves it spent $100 million buying facilities in the state....

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