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Unemployment and Layoffs

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  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
  • Study finds many barriers to work for Baltimore-area residents

    Study finds many barriers to work for Baltimore-area residents
    A significant number of Baltimore-area residents are struggling with so many challenges — from a lack of education to the lack of a car — that they're hard-pressed to land a job and even harder-pressed to find one that can lift them out of...
  • Fact checking the debate [Editorial]

    For today's edition of the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial debate fact-check, we'll focus on a recurring point of contention between Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, and on the one aspect of Del. Heather Mizeur's...
  • Ailing U.S. infrastructure needs public-private investment [Commentary]

    Ailing U.S. infrastructure needs public-private investment [Commentary]
    When traveling this summer, you will likely encounter some combination of traffic on the highway, large crowds and delays at the airport and high gas prices. Some of this is the natural result of vacation season, but these experiences are also due to...
  • For many, college isn't worth the debt [Commentary]

    For many, college isn't worth the debt [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama's recent grant award to three Prince George's county schools for the development of student apprenticeship programs in high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries, is a sign of a paradigm shift in...
  • Jobless rate doesn't offer a true picture of the economy [Letter]

    Jobless rate doesn't offer a true picture of the economy [Letter]
    The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March, the lowest it has been since September 2008, when it was 6.1 percent. However , The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people who have given up looking for work...
  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation
    Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday. The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
  • AAI in Hunt Valley lays off 24 workers

    AAI in Hunt Valley lays off 24 workers
    AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a Hunt Valley company known for its "Shadow" spy drones, has laid off 24 employees, officials confirmed on Thursday. The layoffs, which occurred Wednesday, affect about 2 percent of the more than 1,400 employees based in...
  • City of Annapolis budget hearings set for Monday

    City of Annapolis budget hearings set for Monday
    The Annapolis mayor and city council will hold public hearings on the city's proposed budget Monday night. The hearings are scheduled as part of the council's regular meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester St. Mayor Mike Pantelides'...
  • Annapolis residents question new mayor's inaugural budget

    Annapolis residents question new mayor's inaugural budget
    Sam Brice, a senior engineer who works for the city of Annapolis, told the mayor and city council Monday that residents expect a high level of service from local government. That, he said, requires employees who cost money. "Your employees are your most...
  • Baltimore life, unnecessarily hard [Commentary]

    Baltimore life, unnecessarily hard [Commentary]
    "Oh, Baltimore, ain't it hard just to live?" Nina Simone lamented in song about life in the city back in 1978, and not much has changed since then for the tens of thousands of residents who are living in poverty, are homeless or who are suffering...
  • Loyola University Maryland lays off 15 employees

    Loyola University Maryland lays off 15 employees
    Loyola University Maryland has laid off 15 staff members and its president said Friday that the college had reached a "critical moment" where large tuition increases could no longer be sustained. The 15 layoffs did not include any faculty members, and...