Armed with a special $5 million grant, the city is poised to launch a job-training program to help at least 700 young adults from struggling Baltimore neighborhoods find work as plumbing and electrical apprentices, automotive technicians and lab associates.
Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept the federal funds rate — the banks' overnight borrowing rate — near zero. Now more confident about prospects for growth and inflation, policymakers are preparing to raise those short-term rates. Higher borrowing costs for banks can cause mortgage rates to jump, jobs to become scarcer and stock to tumble — but not always. Here are five things you need to know before the hike.
It's laudable that powerful and highly-paid administrators are showing heartfelt concern for the disadvantaged neighbors living at the doorsteps of their Baltimore hospitals. But offering low-paying entry level jobs, in isolation, may ultimately work against their goal of repairing inner city communities.
Three years after Howard County's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board denied a liquor license application for a proposed business on the second story of the Wegmans store in Columbia, a new entrepreneur is hoping to win the board's approval for a venture in the same spot.
Today marks Labor Day, the national holiday dedicated to the achievements of the American worker. Most of us will celebrate the day at the beach or with a cookout or doing ironically exactly the opposite of what the day celebrates, the satisfaction of going to work and earning a living. But in this current day, celebrating a job seems more than appropriate. With economic uncertainty seemingly everywhere, having a job -- and maybe more concerning -- keeping a job isn't a given anymore.
AOL said Thursday morning it plans to buy Baltimore mobile advertising company Millennial Media for about $248 million in a deal that would create a single hub for the industry known as "ad tech" here.
Baltimore City school officials are seeking to relax hiring rules to make applicants with nonviolent misdemeanor convictions — such as drug possession and burglary — eligible for jobs renovating school buildings.
After an unusual confrontation between top state officials and employees whose jobs they want to eliminate, the Board of Public Works decided Wednesday to send Gov. Larry Hogan's job cut plan back to the state's prison and parole agency for a second look.
In a combative appearance before the Baltimore City Council, Baltimore Schools CEO Gregory Thornton said Monday that the district is having difficulty retaining principals — but chided the city for not providing more money for its public schools.
Dozens of teachers wearing red to support their cause filled the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom Wednesday afternoon to send a message to the Carroll County Board of Education that they want a raise and competitive salaries.
The city's longest-serving agency head, with 13 years at the helm of the nation's fifth-largest Public Housing Authority, makes about $214,000 per year, according to an agency spokeswoman. But it's not the whole story.
The internship program at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore is unlike most traditional programs; it gives students practical, hands-on experience in a workplace through job sharing. This is an innovative way to do business and help youth prepare to enter the workforce. Programs like this, if scaled up, could help boost the economy of the city by keeping jobs here and giving students the tools and experience they need to truly flourish.
Cierra Geiger, 16, manned the cash register at Undersea Outfitters on Tuesday, a dive shop in Westminster where she has spent her summer providing customer service, filling dive tanks and unloading equipment at the small business.
After finishing her tenure as a 30-year teacher at Hampstead Elementary School, Teresa McCulloh takes the reins of the Carroll County Education Association, a union representing teachers, guidance counselors and registered nurses in the county.
As the Carroll County Board of Education prepares for upcoming contract negotiations with the county teacher's union Carroll County Education Association this fall, both organizations say securing competitive salaries and reducing workloads for teachers will be a top priority.
One of the key figures behind Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston's blockbuster $101 million six-year contract is former Morgan State strong safety and Deer Park Middle school coach and teacher Greg Barnett.
The U.S. economy would grow by 2 percent if labor force participation among men of color was equal to that of white men, according to a report released Tuesday by the Obama administration that is intended to highlight White House efforts to reach out to young minority men.
Employee compensation was at the heart of a discussion between the Carroll County Board of Commissioners and the county Board of Education, who met Thursday to discuss a long term funding plan for the public school system.
The Baltimore region is justifiably proud of strong companies in cutting edge fields like cybersecurity and biotech, with a workforce powered by our world-class universities and colleges. High-tech, higher education-driven industries are our future, but we also must double down on the training and transportation connections needed to create and fill what are called "middle-skill" jobs.
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and some of the leaders of the city's top philanthropic and faith organizations said Monday that the lack of job opportunities for impoverished communities in Baltimore is a key obstruction to the city's recovery after the riots in April.
Calling for a renewed effort to eliminate poverty, federal lawmakers met in Baltimore on Tuesday to discuss underlying issues they said contributed to the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent riots: racism, lack of economic opportunity and disparities in education.
Recently, the Democratic members of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, working in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus, issued a report on the economic challenges facing African Americans today. It found that vast disparities remain. We plan to explore these startling inequities at a Congressional Black Caucus and Joint Economic Committee forum to be held Tuesday morning at the University of Baltimore.
By G. K. Butterfield, Carolyn Maloney and Elijah E. Cummings
Maryland's labor market improved for the second month in a row in May, with employers adding 13,500 jobs as the number of people entering the workforce swelled, according to new estimates released Friday.