The United Way Services Management Resource Center offers year-round board leadership training to all Central Maryland non-profit organizations, including those in Anne Arundel County.

Each workshop is 2 hours.

Concentrating on the roles and responsibilities of members of voluntary boards, the training is not limited to United Way-supported agencies.

Workshop materials are provided by United Way, and there is a $30 fee for the training.

Information: 547-8000, Ext. 277.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 3.4% FOR COUNTY Anne Arundel County fared better than the state average in recently released unemployment figures, which revealed a 4.5 percent unemployment rate statewide for the last four consecutive months.

In the county, the rate was unchanged at 3.4 percent, with 7,417 unemployed in September and 7,302 in October, according to statistics released by the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development.

Anne Arundel County ranked sixth best out of 24 Maryland counties, with Montgomery and Queen Anne's counties tying for first with 2.9 and 2.8 percent rates during October and September, respectively.

The highest unemployment rate was in Garrett County, which reached an 8.0 percent unemployment rate in October. Overall, the state average was below the national average of 5.5 percent.

Anne Arundel County has a civilian labor force of about 216,000 people, with approximately 209,000 working, according to labor statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HANOVER FIRM FINISHES FAA RECRUITMENT JOB The Gerard Co., based in Hanover, recently designed and produced a recruitment exhibit for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The exhibit, which features a recruitment videotape, will make its premiere at America's largest air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is currently on display at FAA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The film in the exhibit was written and produced by the Gerard Company, and shot on location at numerous sites across the United States.

Other components incorporated into the mammoth display include a color-coded national map, depicting the FAA's regions; an innovative telephone hook up for prospective recruits; and full-color brochures, which were also produced by Gerard, accompany the display.

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