| Jul 14, 2011
| 9:53 AM
The July Fourth holiday weekend marked a morbid kind of anniversary I never would have dreamed of observing. I have now been officially unemployed for one full year. I graduated last May from a rather fine local university with a rather fine degree and as...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 7:18 PM
Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein.
A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:44 AM
In May, I started a tour of Carroll County businesses and farms. As I've met with small business owners and employees, they've been telling me how Maryland's business climate is affecting them.
It's been very insightful to hear their thoughts and...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Earlier this month, the president's jobs bill failed in the Senate. Now the White House intends to break up the bill and gin up sufficient Republican support to pass key pieces. "We will now work with Senator Reid to make sure that the individual...
| Oct 30, 2011
Jo Anne Schneider studies marginalized groups: refugees, the poor, people with disabilities — and, lately, Americans who have been unemployed for months and months, which includes a lot of people who never would have considered themselves on the...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:14 PM
A leading Democrat and the Republican incumbent running for Congress in Maryland's battleground 6th District turned their attention to the economy Tuesday, previewing a looming clash over the top issue of next year's election.
State Sen. Rob Garagiola,...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Maryland's deputy secretary of labor stepped up Thursday as interim secretary, filling a job emptied when Alexander M. Sanchez left this week to become chief of staff to Baltimore's mayor.
Scott R. Jensen worked two stints at the state Department of...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:14 PM
The owner of the financially ailing Sparrows Point steel plant is idling operations there, warning 1,975 workers Thursday that they would be laid off starting next month.
The news, the latest casting doubt on the future of the Baltimore County facility,...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The latest jobs report was another notch of subpar job creation for the country. What needs to be taken into account is that summers usually are not good for full-time jobs, as teens and college students enter the market for seasonal employment. There...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:29 PM
They know massive layoffs loom, but Sparrows Point steelworkers who gathered at Micky's Bar after work Monday — the expected start of cuts — hadn't been told if or when they'd be out of a job. State and local officials trying to ramp up...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Rodney Donald represents the third generation of his family to work at the Sparrows Point steel mill, and he's hoping this one won't be the last.
A mechanic in central maintenance, Donald learned last week that he's among workers in the first wave of...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The first big wave of layoffs hit Sparrows Point on Friday after the steel mill's owner essentially shut down its critically important blast furnace.
Joe Rosel, president of United Steelworkers Local 9477, said most of the workers told not to report back...