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  • Putting employers in the driver's seat for job training

    Putting employers in the driver's seat for job training
    Even as the manufacturing industry sheds jobs overall, a number of firms in Maryland want to hire — and aren't having an easy time of it. That's what the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership heard when the nonprofit talked to 40...
  • Government employment statistics lie [Letter]

    Government employment statistics lie [Letter]
    The liberal media are not telling Americans the truth about the state of the country's economy. Over 70 percent of Americans believe the economy is still in bad shape, despite the stock market's comeback. While the U.S. Department of Labor reports...
  • Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.

    Nielsen to lay off 333 in Md.
    Media ratings firm Nielsen Holdings plans to lay off 333 workers in Columbia — more than one-third of the workforce at what had been Arbitron Inc.'s headquarters — as the two former rivals combine their businesses. New York-based Nielsen,...
  • Md. employers add 4,600 jobs, but jobless rate rises

    Md. employers add 4,600 jobs, but jobless rate rises
    Maryland employers made up most of April's lost ground with a gain of 4,600 jobs in May, but the state's unemployment rate still rose to 6.7 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. The jobless rate was 6.5 percent in April. Maryland was one of...
  • Carroll unemployment rate drops for third straight month

    Carroll unemployment rate drops for third straight month
    Carroll County's unemployment rate has dropped for the third straight month, according to information from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The county's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April down from 6.1 percent in...
  • Md. sheds 6,200 jobs in April, Labor Department says

    Md. sheds 6,200 jobs in April, Labor Department says
    Maryland employers slashed 6,200 jobs in April, cutting short a string of gains, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday, as the state began feeling the pinch of federal budget sequestration and cutbacks in consumer spending. But the government's...
  • New state law aims to help veterans land jobs

    New state law aims to help veterans land jobs
    First lady Michelle Obama came to Annapolis on Wednesday to praise a new Maryland law, saying it sets a national standard for removing barriers for veterans in transition to the civilian workforce. The legislation — unanimously approved by the...
  • Md. employers add 4,700 jobs in March, Labor Dept. says

    Md. employers add 4,700 jobs in March, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland employers added 4,700 jobs in March, gains driven by the private sector, the U.S. Department of Labor estimated Friday. It was the fourth straight month of increases, though at a lower level than the previous three. The expansion brought...
  • O'Malley to tackle veteran unemployment

    O'Malley to tackle veteran unemployment
    Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to tackle the high unemployment rate among Maryland veterans, his office said Tuesday. By the end of 2015, O'Malley aims to reduce veteran unemployment from 5.3 percent to below 3 percent, which economists would consider...
  • Maryland gained 6,700 jobs in January; unemployment unchanged

    Maryland gained 6,700 jobs in January; unemployment unchanged
    Maryland employers added 6,700 jobs in January, picking up the pace from the end of last year, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday. Businesses added 5,300 jobs in December, according to the agency's revised estimates. In both December and January,...
  • Amvets awarded $250,000 grant to open veterans career centers

    Lanham-based veterans group Amvets has been awarded a $250,000 grant to bring veterans' job services to 20 new markets around the country. The grant comes from the Call of Duty Endowment, which provides grants to groups that find jobs for veterans....
  • Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February
    Maryland employers punched the accelerator on job creation in February, adding 10,500 positions and bringing the state much closer to recovering its recessionary losses five years after they began. The job growth estimates released Friday by the U.S....