| 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,...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Jackie Carter had it all mapped out. She would attend college year-round and graduate early, land a job in criminal justice, start paying off student loans, move into her own apartment and invest in her first smartphone.
But the 22-year-old Towson...
| 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,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If you have been furloughed as a result of the government sequester, Beltway Plaza Mall has a suggestion on how to spend you time off.
Starting today and running through April 29th, the Greenbelt mall is offering furloughed workers the chance to see a...
| May 12, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The City Council is poised to vote Monday on a bill that would require businesses receiving large city contracts or major financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore — or face sanctions.
"We have the highest unemployment...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
What does it require to get members of Congress to take action quickly and decisively on an issue of federal spending? Now we know. The possibility that they will be delayed in an airport terminal somewhere waiting for a flight out of town is apparently...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Any business that gets a city contract or major financial help from City Hall could be required to hire 51 percent of new workers from within the city limits or face a criminal sanction.
Those are the terms of a new bill proposed by City Council...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Aramark warned state regulators that it will lay off about 200 dining-service workers in Baltimore as a result of a lost contract, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Tuesday.
The 202-job cut will come when Aramark's...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Maryland employers turned in a third consecutive month of job growth with a large gain of 14,000 positions in October, the federal government said Tuesday — a much better trend after five months of losses.
The state's unemployment rate improved...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:31 PM
After his mother's death six years ago, Doug Hamilton says, his financial life spiraled out of control. He spent freely, didn't pay his bills on time and had creditors calling him at work.
Marlena Clay-Boone says her financial problems started as her...
| Mar 18, 2012
Many long-term unemployed have discovered an ugly truth: You need a job to get one.
Jobless workers across the country have recounted tales of being written off by a prospective employer if they have been out of work for six months or more. And some...