MOED's mission is to deliver economic justice to Baltimore residents. To MOED, economic justice means creating an equitable workforce system that responds to all residents’ needs and provides viable economic opportunities to all residents, especially those who have been generationally and systemically disadvantaged.
Vision: Our vision is for all city residents to maximize their career potential, and all employers to have the human resources to grow and prosper – we are creating a workforce system that works.
Value: We believe that every resident deserves the opportunity for meaningful work and a hopeful future.
Mayor Scott Announces $55 Million Investment to Put Baltimore Back to Work and Ensure Equitable Economic Recovery from COVID-19
$30 Million to Expand Workforce Development and Job Placements for Youth and Disadvantaged Job Seekers; $25 Million Economic Recovery Fund to Support Nonprofits, Artists, Small Businesses, and Childcare Providers
"Each of these strategies could be considered a stand-alone initiative to serve a distinct population, but they are meant to work in concert together to advance our mission to bring economic justice to Baltimore City. That means creating an equitable workforce system that responds to the needs of all residents and provides viable economic opportunities to all residents — especially those who have been generationally and systemically disadvantaged." Jason Perkins-Cohen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
MOED Director Jason Perkins-Cohen speaks as Mayor Brandon Scott looks on.
MOED works in concert with the Baltimore Workforce Development Board (BWDB), a mayoral appointed board, to address the diverse workforce needs of Baltimore’s employers and job seekers. MOED partners with the BWDB and workforce stakeholders to ensure combined efforts are well-coordinated, high-quality, and impactful for jobseekers and employers.