| Sep 26, 2012
| 1:54 PM
U.S. and state labor officials will cut the ribbon Thursday on a new workforce center for job seekers and employers.
The Laurel Regional Workforce Center, intended to help people in Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George's and Montgomery counties, will help...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:27 AM
The poverty rate in Baltimore held steady last year with about 1 in 4 counted as impoverished by the U.S. Census Bureau — a situation that economists say reflects the fits and starts of the nation's economic recovery.
After a jump of more than 4...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Laurel's central location between four major jurisdictions makes it an ideal place for the state's first regional workforce center, where people can go to find job training, employment connections and host of other services.
"I'm very happy that they...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
My cousin Cathy was a teacher.
Four years ago this past August, she spent part of her Friday getting her classroom ready for her students. The next day, her estranged boyfriend showed up at her home unexpectedly and shot and killed her in front of two...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 11:07 AM
The ALDI grocery store chain, which is scheduled to open new stores in Towson and Catonsville by the end of 2013, will host a job fair 6–10 a.m. and 4–7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Hilton Baltimore North/Pikesville, 1726 Reisterstown Road....
| Sep 23, 2012
| 4:56 PM
A series of safety improvements are in the works at Maryland social services offices after an infant girl was allegedly stabbed by her mother during a supervised visit this spring, state officials said last week.
The child, Pretty Diamond, who is about a...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:13 PM
The rate of new foreclosure filings in Maryland far exceeded any other state's this spring, a spike caused in large part by the national robo-signing legal settlement that unleashed a flood of new cases.
Almost 20 in every 1,000 home loans in Maryland...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
A five-month stretch of job losses in Maryland ended in August with a small gain, too meager to keep the state's unemployment rate from ticking up to 7.1 percent, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
And some economists said even the apparent job...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:00 AM
As a recent college graduate, I'm full of dreams. I can't wait to help make a better world with my skills. But lately I've been full of concern. I'm concerned for my future and the future of my generation. I'm concerned for my country.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Curious billboards have popped up around Baltimore recently: "Hiring again? Share the good news."
The nine billboards — posted in prominent locations such as the intersection of Falls Road and West Cold Spring Lane— do not give any clues as...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:54 PM
For yet another month, Maryland's unemployment rate inched upward, reaching 7 percent in July, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday.
Maryland, however, saw an increase in 800 jobs last month, the first gain since February.
"The fact that the...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, pinch-hitting for Gov. Martin O'Malley as the closing speaker at the Maryland Association of Counties summer gathering Saturday, laid out a broad set of long-range priorities for Maryland — including education, health care,...