| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the former Maryland labor secretary nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, faced pointed questions at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday about whether politics influenced his decisions as the top civil rights attorney in...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:22 PM
State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard ordered polygraph tests Friday of top administrators and "integrity reviews" of every employee at the Baltimore City Detention Center in an effort to root out corruption at the jail.
Maynard has moved his...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:35 PM
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,...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Bethesda-based Marriott International warned the state that it will lay off 35 employees in June, and potentially several hundred others later in the year, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Friday.
The company's layoff...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Maryland District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards spoke to constituents Saturday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, addressing economic concerns and outlining her current priorities.
Edwards, a Democrat who represents parts of Prince George's and...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow.
With production under way at the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 3:56 PM
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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In his attempt to prove why we don't need a Labor Department, Matt Patterson ("Why do we need a Labor Department?" Mar. 22) unwittingly demonstrates just the opposite. Free market advocates like Mr. Patterson love to lionize the business sector, and there...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:32 PM
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....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Over the past six years, Maryland has taken a balanced approach when it comes to fiscal policy — making responsible cuts to spending while prioritizing investments in jobs, opportunity, and a stronger middle class. Because of this balanced approach,...