Even as the Baltimore County Council weighs an employee buyout plan that could chop millions from next year's budget, local officials said they are not ruling out layoffs or furloughs for county employees.
Postal workers from across the country took to the streets Tuesday to protest proposed layoffs and closures, including the shuttering of 41 offices in Maryland and eight in Baltimore. Union officials said they held rallies at every congressional district in the nation.
The Baltimore County Council introduced a bill at their Monday, Sept. 19 meeting that offers approximately 1,100 county employees early retirement, a process County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's Chief of Staff Don Mohler called a "humane and evaluative process" that could save the county as much as $15 million in the face of a shrinking budget.
A rare air of controversy has marked the new school year at the prestigious Baltimore of the Arts, with the administrators acknowledging this week that the school's payroll practices have been under investigation for three months.
The Baltimore headquarters of Constellation Energy Group, which agreed to sell itself to Chicago-based Exelon Corp., will see the "most impactful" job cuts related to the $7.9 billion deal, according to a top Exelon executive.
Lockheed Martin Corp. is warning state regulators that it will lay off 35 employees based at five Maryland military facilities because a contract to provide services at those locations is not being renewed.
Even after slashing nearly 200 teaching positions, Baltimore County schools are facing another projected budget shortfall for next year and will have to make millions of dollars in cuts, the school board learned.
Solo Cup Co. will begin laying off some Owings Mills-based corporate workers June 30 as it prepares to shut the Baltimore County manufacturing plant at the end of September, sooner than the company had anticipated