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Mayor Pugh Announces Efforts to Recruit Young Adults for the 2017 Baltimore City Water Industry Career Mentoring Program

Applications are currently being accepted for participation in the 2017 session of the Baltimore City Water Industry Youth Career Mentoring Program, which introduces young Baltimore City residents to careers in the water industry.

Online Application Now Open for Baltimore City’s 2017 YouthWorks Summer Jobs

Today, Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14 and 21 can begin the 2017 YouthWorks summer jobs registration process by applying online at http://youthworks.oedworks.com

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Mark “Workforce Development Month” and Highlight Significant Achievements in Hiring and Training at Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined representatives from Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) to mark “Workforce Development Month" and to highlight the significant achievements in job placement at the Employment Connection Center (ECC) in South Baltimore.Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Mark “Workforce Development Month” and Highlight Significant Achievements in Hiring and Training at Employment Connection Center in South Baltimore.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Highlight Baltimore YouthWorks 2016 Achievements

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry, and other community leaders will highlight 2016 YouthWorks milestones and successes.

40 Youth to Attend an all-day Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the Small Business Resource Center

The Baltimore Workforce Investment Board Youth Council presents an all-day, interactive opportunity for young people to learn from other entrepreneurs about what it really takes to get a business idea up and running.

YouthWorks meets goal of summer jobs offered to 8,000 youth

For the second consecutive year, at least 8,000 Baltimore City youth and young adults, ages 14-21, will be offered a five-week YouthWorks summer employment opportunity. Today, approximately 6,000 youth started working in a wide variety of industries, including health care, hospitality/tourism, finance, construction, law and government jobs. A second five-week cycle will begin employing additional youth on July 11, 2016, bringing the total number of worksites to more than 900.

37 Baltimore City Students to Graduate from Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Programs

Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore will host a special graduation event for its 2016 class of 37 teens and young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional school settings.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Boosts Summer Jobs Effort for Baltimore City Youth

Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program, YouthWorks, continues to grow in popularity, increasing the need for employment opportunities this summer. In response, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has committed $500,000 and offered a second $500,000 as a challenge grant to be matched by the private sector. These funds will create more than 650 five-week summer jobs for city youth and young adults. But more money is needed in order to offer employment to all youth who have completed their registration.

Through Pilot Project, West Baltimore Youth Build Picnic Tables, Stock Market Knowledge

Members of the Westside Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Center who are working toward their GED have a unique chance to explore and develop two very different skill sets through a new project called “Construct A Difference.” 

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Launch Maryland's First Solar Training Program for Baltimore City Residents

Mayor Rawlings-Blake will launch Maryland's first solar training program for Baltimore City residents as part of the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) initiative through the Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

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