| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:33 AM
A global law firm with origins in Baltimore was one of five Maryland-based businesses to make the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" list.
DLA Piper, which owes part of its name to Baltimore-based predecessor Piper &...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Simone Knighten is hunting for a job. Hunting and hunting.
The 20-year-old Baltimore resident thinks it's harder now than when she landed work at restaurants in the past two years. She's spending days at one of the city's Youth Opportunity centers,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:52 AM
When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore events manager Tijuana Plant did an advance walk-through of a planned job fair site at the Northern Community Action Center in Govans on March 13, the chosen meeting room at the small center was simply that: a bare-bones...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Senate Republicans blinked this week on the issue of unemployment benefits, but you can bet that their House counterparts won't be so easily swayed by compassion. At least that's what Democrats are counting on.
After legislation to resume long-term...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Getting ex-offenders back into successful employment is an important challenge for our city, but the "ban the box" proposal makes a better slogan than solution ("Ban the box in Baltimore," Jan. 8).
Members of the Baltimore City Council want to stop...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:45 AM
We appreciate Dan Rodricks' long history of supporting employment opportunities for Maryland's released prison inmates returning to society and we applaud his efforts to articulate the importance of those opportunities for successful reentry and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:58 AM
For individuals with criminal records, the job application process often ends when they check the box on the application that requires them to disclose the existence of their records. For many employers, this is all they care to know about the applicant....
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The first thing Eric Miles lost was his Jeep. Then it was the apartment that he and his 12-year-old son called home.
Since the federal government cut off jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed late last year, the 54-year-old East Baltimore man has...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:20 AM
When Howard County Budget Director Ray Wacks spoke last year to a commission charged with considering salaries for Howard's elected officials, he struck a guarded tone.
"Things are getting better," he told the group in November. "We're in a period, I...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The thud of nail guns and screech of drills echoed inside the cavernous shell of exposed cement, silver ventilation shafts and metal framing of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore rising on Russell Street.
As cement trucks rumbled over stubborn patches of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a reasonable decision when, on New Year's Eve, she temporarily blocked implementation of the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate in a case brought by a religious order of nuns that operates homes...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:05 PM
By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...