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Solar jobs soar as Maryland prioritizes renewable energy

Matt McDonough and his crew rolled up to the Brooklyn Park home around 8 a.m., unloaded their ladders, harnesses and tools, and got to work tiling another roof with solar panels. It was a typical work day for the four-man team. They don't talk much as they check electrical connections and begin...

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  • How To Answer the Interview Question, "Why Are You Looking For a New Job?"

    How To Answer the Interview Question, "Why Are You Looking For a New Job?"

    This question very often comes up in an interview setting-and always makes you a little nervous. It feels a bit like a trap. You want to answer honestly and say: "Because I need to eat" or "Because if I stay at my current job another five minutes I'll go crazy." But you'll never get the job without...

  • How to Become More of a Morning Person

    You hear a lot, especially around the new year, about early birds getting worms and how important it is to start your day off right with all these morning rituals. But what if your morning ritual is sleeping as late as possible, then snapping at everyone in your path until your triple shot of coffee...

  • How to Move Up The Retail Career Ladder Without College

    How to Move Up The Retail Career Ladder Without College

    Huge numbers of young people at all levels of education currently work in the retail industry-tons of Millennials between the ages of 19 and 30 work in retail sales positions, often starting at a low hourly wage right out of high school. If you find yourself on the bottom rung of a retail career...

  • Top 9 Promising Allied Health Careers That Need You to Be Certified

    Top 9 Promising Allied Health Careers That Need You to Be Certified

    Allied health careers are some of the best out there. If you're looking to start a career as a medical assistant, cardiovascular technologist or technician, diagnostic medical sonographer, PA, respiratory therapist, athletic trainer, surgical technologist, clinical lab tech, dietitian, nutritionist,...

  • What To Do If You're Not Passionate About Anything

    What To Do If You're Not Passionate About Anything

    You hear a bunch of people all around you talking about their passion and "following their bliss," but all you hear is panic. What is your bliss? What if you don't have one? Do you feel that everything you do is grey and lusterless? Do you find work boring? Is everything just kind of blah? Maybe...

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  • Booz Allen Hamilton finalizes acquisition of Laurel-based Aquilent

    Booz Allen Hamilton finalizes acquisition of Laurel-based Aquilent

    Booz Allen Hamilton has finalized its acquisition of Aquilent, a digital services firm in Laurel. Aquilent, which specializes in digital and cloud services for government agencies, employs about 310 people in Laurel, down from 350 when the deal was announced in November. All are expected to stay...

  • Toroid Corp. plans new division in Salisbury, hiring 50

    Toroid Corp. plans new division in Salisbury, hiring 50

    Salisbury-based Toroid Corp. said Tuesday it plans to start making wire harnesses, control panels and electrical box assemblies, hiring 50 new people over the next three years to work the new line. The manufacturing firm currently employs about 60 people at its Salisbury plant. The new division,...

  • Leggett vetoes $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County

    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...

  • Trump imposes hiring freeze for federal workers, worrying Maryland

    Trump imposes hiring freeze for federal workers, worrying Maryland

    President Donald J. Trump on Monday declared a hiring freeze for nonmilitary federal workers, fulfilling a key campaign promise in what could be the first step toward a broader downsizing of the government workforce. The moves are being closely watched in Maryland, home to some 300,000 federal workers...

  • Ironworkers Local 16 merged with two other D.C.-area chapters

    Ironworkers Local 16 merged with two other D.C.-area chapters

    Ironworkers Local 16, which represents about 1,000 Baltimore-area workers and retirees, has been merged with two other Washington-area locals following years of declining membership and work, and difficulty funding its pension. The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and...

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  • What to expect in the workplace in 2017

    What to expect in the workplace in 2017

    Like so many things for the year ahead, changes probably are coming to the workplace. We asked several human resources experts and employment lawyers what they think we'll be talking about regarding compensation, benefits and how bosses manage their people. Some predictions: More companies will...

  • Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

    Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S.

    Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs generated by its expansion plans. There will be 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart...

  • Sagamore launches workforce training program

    Sagamore launches workforce training program

    Sagamore Development Co., owned by Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank, has launched a workforce training program focused on manufacturing jobs. Sagamore is running its Manufacturing Bootcamp with The Foundery, a maker space at the Sagamore-developed City Garage in Port Covington that offers...

  • Leffler Agency and Siquis both close Friday after 30-some years

    Leffler Agency and Siquis both close Friday after 30-some years

    Two Baltimore-based advertising agencies shut down on Friday after three decades in the business for each, as area firms increasingly need to find a niche to compete for a shrinking pool of hometown clients. The Leffler Agency, started nearly 33 years ago by former Baltimore Colts sales director...

  • CineBistro holding job fair to hire 100 workers

    CineBistro holding job fair to hire 100 workers

    CineBistro, a movie-theater-restaurant chain, is looking to hire 100 employees for its new location at the Rotunda in Hampden this year. The venue will hold a job fair Thursday through Monday to fill positions for concierges, servers, kitchen staff and an executive chef. CineBistro is looking for...

  • Under Armour sharpens image of itself and city to attract talent

    Under Armour sharpens image of itself and city to attract talent

    Under Armour's marketing relies on a mandate to "tell a great story" about its products and celebrity athletes to deepen the brand's connection to the public. But there's one story the company says it must do a better job of sharing— what it's like to work at Under Armour and live in Baltimore....

  • Dundalk Kmart to close

    Dundalk Kmart to close

    Sears Holdings plans to close the Kmart near the Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk in mid-April, part of a bigger round of closings underway across the country. The store will start its liquidation sale Jan. 6, said spokesman Howard Riefs. He declined to say how many workers would be affected. The firm,...

  • 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...

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