jobs and workplace
- As the political season heats up, Baltimore County is warning government employees that it plans to enforce a long-standing policy against "brutal or offensive" behavior in the workplace and on private time, including on social media.
- On Sept. 18, Wegmans will open its eighth Maryland store at Foundry Row, a new 350,000-square-foot retail center at the intersection of Reisterstown and Painters Mill roads, previous home of Solo Cup's manufacturing site.
Though it's difficult to quantify many of the variables that have contributed to a significant drop in the
OriolesMany of Maryland's smallest colleges and universities have seen steadily declining enrollment over the last five years, in some cases by double digits, straining budgets and prompting layoffs.
Baltimore's inspector general's office saved the city about $9 million in the last year by preventing waste, avoiding unnecessary expenses and recovering monThe Baltimore Washington Laborers District Council has begun running television ads demanding Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's proposed Port Covington developmentChase Brexton Health Care workers troubled over what they say are longer work days, heavy patient loads and the elimination of crucial staff training programs voted overwhelmingly Thursday to form a union. The final vote was 87 to 9 after 15 votes were challenged and not counted, according to leaders with 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East labor union.The state university system will no longer award bonuses to campus presidents or the system chancellor – a policy change announced Thursday following criticism of a large bonus given to Chancellor Robert Caret.Baltimore County backed out of a plan to move government workers to a historic mansion in Towson, leading the developer to focus instead on a residential development.Maryland's unemployment rate remained steady in July, and the state gained 2,900 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday.Patients come out Friday to call for better care and to support health care providers who were fired just a head of a vote on unionizingConsidered by many the oldest Irish pub in America, Patrick's of Pratt Street in West Baltimore will close for good by September.The Baltimore City Council began work Tuesday on potential changes to the proposed tax deal for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's waterfront Port Covington development.A four-day conference of Maryland's Fraternal Order of Police officially opens with a reception Sunday night. But those convening at the Hyatt in Baltimore were greeted first by protesters Sunday afternoon.In a vote that is expected to be close, the Baltimore City Council is scheduled Monday to consider whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.Pay packages for Baltimore-area CEOs last year mostly reflected how well or poorly companies performed, in keeping with a national trend that's taken hold in recent years.There's just a week left to nominate your workplace for The Baltimore Sun Media Group's Top Workplaces list. The deadline to be considered for the sixth annual list of the region's top workplaces until Aug. 12.As the City Council weighs financing for the massive Port Covington proposal backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, some unions representing construction workers say they have come to an impasse negotiating with the developer.A portion of West Mulberry Street, a major thoroughfare into downtown Baltimore, will remain closed to commuters on Tuesday morning after a water main break caused a large sinkhole on Monday, city officials said.Former Baltimore Ravens lineman Eugene Monroe delighted marijuana advocates and irked the National Football League in March when he became an outspoken advocateMason-Dixon Community Services, The Harford Center and the Harford County Department of Community Services have partnered to help reduce so-called "food deserts" in northern Harford.The governing board for the University System of Maryland voted to give Chancellor Robert Caret a $75,000 bonus and a $30,000 merit raise in a closed meeting last week, sparking concerns that the information was not made public.The Baltimore Sun Media Group is seeking nominations for its sixth annual list of the region's top workplaces. Last year, 100 companies were recognized as Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region, encompassing the city and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.Despite protest from the head of the Baltimore Teachers Union, the city school system will move forward with issuing pink slips to central office andAs people working every day to help students from our under-resourced communities, we commend Catherine Pugh for pledging to continue, as mayor, the Third Grade Reads tutoring initiative. It is an important program that seeks to provide educational opportunity to hundreds and eventually thousands of Baltimore students by leveraging the power of community collaboration.The University of Baltimore laid off 14 employees and eliminated 12 vacant positions late last week amid a decline in enrollment, officials said Monday.The Baltimore County Council plans to cut less than $200,000 from the county's proposed general fund budget of nearly $2 billionWASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.Baltimore is one of 16 cities the Obama administration is targeting to increase the number of young people hired for summer jobs at federal workplaces.My family and I are looking forward to the new leadership of Sonja Santelises. We hope that as the mother of three Baltimore public charter students, she will prioritize equitable funding for all city school children. We cannot afford another leader who fails to recognize the value that charter schools bring to the city.The Baltimore County school board voted 10-2 Tuesday night to give Superintendent Dallas Dance a four-year contract with an annual salary of $287,000.Social Security is now ahead of joblessness as the top economic concern of the voting public. While this revelation should have triggered some political response to the economic pressures facing the program, politicians seem content with the peace in our time approach that has governed the program for decades and created trillions of dollars of promises for which the system does not expect to generate cash.The Baltimore city school board unanimously passed a $1.2 billion budget Tuesday night that includes a bump in per-pupil funding from money promised by the state and city, school officials said.Wegmans Food Markets has begun hiring for 325 part-time positions at its new location in Owings Mills, scheduled to open Sept. 18. The grocery chain began hiring for roughly 100 full-time jobs in February for the store located in Foundry Row, a retail and office complex being developed by the Owings Mills firm Greenberg Gibbons at Reisterstown and Painters Mill roads. Some full-time positions remain available.The Howard County school system plans to send a survey to its families and employees asking what educational resources they would "cut" or "keep" to compensate for what school officials say are devastating cuts to the Board of Education's budget by County Executive Allan Kittleman.The Baltimore city school board is poised to vote on a $1.2 billion budget next year that will require another round of central office staff cuts, including school police officers, but boost funding for literacy and math initiatives.Spring is here, and that means another job fair is scheduled for May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center! BERC offers many free services to Carroll County businesses and the job fair is just one of them. One of the biggest challenges we hear from businesses is that they sometimes struggle in attracting skilled workers who can help the business prosper and grow. BERC recommends job fairs, which provide many benefits to companies that attend them.American society clearly still has gender biases, many of them harmful. Without minimizing the discrimination women face, we must acknowledge the effects on men — especially when they have it so much worse, according to so many indicators.Nearly 6 percent of children in Maryland have a parent in prison or jail, which makes it more likely that they will struggle academically, live in poverty, and have other social or psychological problems that could plague them for life.As someone who has grown up in Carroll County and whose family has lived here since 1948 I've seen numerous changes to the county both positive and negative over the years. As an active member of the community, I think people have various perceptions of the word "growth" regarding a community. Some hear growth and envision countless stoplights and traffic while others envision growth as adding to the community by increasing family activities, quality businesses and the overall health of the