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Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July

Maryland sees one of nation's largest job declines in July 

Maryland's unemployment rate shot up in July as employers cut 9,000 jobs, one of the largest drops in the country, according to the federal government.

Federal agencies set job applicant limits

Paul Mincarelli has been trying for three years to get into international work for the federal government. He says he knows the odds are stacked against him.

Jobs in health care [Pictures]

Learn about audiologists, dialysis technicians and more.


Study finds many barriers to work for Baltimore-area residents

A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to the lack of a...

Cuts at former Arbitron center affect 325

More than 300 people will lose jobs in Columbia with the shutdown of the Nielsen Audio call center, part of the consolidation of media...

Hedwin set for auction as second bidder emerges

Hedwin Corp. will be auctioned off Friday as two bidders vie for the Baltimore maker of plastic containers.

UM Medical Center workers get federal labor protection

Five thousand workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center now have labor protections under the National Labor Relations Board...

'Economic gardening' to cultivate job growth

Michael Spinosa overflows with enthusiasm about the team that helped his Columbia company figure out new strategies for growth — at no...

Closure of BWI brewhouse results in 15 lost jobs

The Samuel Adams Brewhouse at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has closed, effective Wednesday, resulting in 15 employees losing their jobs.

Baltimore manufacturer awaits bankruptcy auction

When a Belgian firm tried to sell a Baltimore manufacturer to a company that planned to take jobs elsewhere, the local employees saved their...

Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March

Private employers in Maryland led the way to modest job gains in March, and the state unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged since...



Is a virtual office really better?

Is a virtual office really better?

Companies strike balance between office-bound, all-virtual workers.

The office that reads together, succeeds together

The office that reads together, succeeds together

If it seems like everybody isn't on the same page in your workplace, maybe a book club can help.

Digital-savvy workers are in demand

Digital-savvy workers are in demand

MILWAUKEE — The explosion in digital devices has triggered a rush by companies to hire digitally trained employees to provide and deliver the content for all those smartphones and computer tablets.

Starting salaries for college graduates [Pictures]

Starting salaries for college graduates

Here's a breakdown of the median salary for certain majors. Median salaries, rather than averages, are used for comparison.

Battling the bad boss

Dealing with a bad boss

Got an abusive boss? Recruit co-workers to raise alarm on abusive supervisor, and other useful tips.

Makeovers: From sloppy student to spiffy employee

Makeovers: From sloppy student to spiffy employee

In today's bad economy, college kids need all the help they can get to nail a job or an internship. We got suggestions on going from slob to sleek.

Make resumes catch the computer's eye

Make resumes catch the computer's eye

If this is a foreign language to you — "proprietary algorithms," "advanced semantic search," "computational linguistics" and "statistical inference" — keep reading.

Achieving career-related resolutions

Career-related resolutions

If you make New Year's resolutions, you've likely seen many good intentions fall by the wayside. Setting and achieving goals is a skill that transcends content, and it's fundamental to moving forward. It also can be a challenging skill to acquire, but the steps outlined below can help.

Time to negotiate a raise?

Time to negotiate a raise?

Closed plants, shrinking payrolls and recovering corporate profits, have allowed companies to stockpile cash. If you're lucky enough to have a job, is this the time to ask for a raise?

Too-friendly boss needs leadership rehab

Too-friendly boss needs leadership rehab

A "nonconfrontational" approach may come across as a reluctance to deal with difficult issues, especially if you fail to address performance problems or allow yourself to be intimidated by strong-willed people.

Friday is deadline for Top Workplaces

The deadline is Friday for people to nominate their favorite employers for The Baltimore Sun's fourth annual list of the region's top...

People on the Move archive

Submit photos and info for employees who have recently been promoted, hired or honored at local businesses.

Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who...

Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state

Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years,...

OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash

Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort...

The Navy identified the pilot Monday who went missing last week after a crash over the Pacific Ocean as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 2009...

Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country are postponing drills this month to help the National Guard Bureau close an...