Press Releases

New ‘Baltimore Health Corps’ to Hire and Train Hundreds of Jobless Residents to Serve Neighborhoods Hardest-Hit by COVID-19

Innovative Pilot Program to Equitably Address City’s Public Health and Employment Challenges
$12 Million Public-Private Partnership Mobilized by Initial $2M Commitment by The Rockefeller Foundation
 

Today, Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, and The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of a groundbreaking pilot program – the Baltimore Health Corps –designed to address the city’s interconnected economic and public health crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Young Announces Virtual YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

At least 4,000 youth and young adults to participate in YouthWorks 2020 using remote tools in a safe and virtual environment.

Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced a 2020 virtual YouthWorks summer jobs program.

Mayor Young Suspends Programs and In-Person Services at Employment Development Locations Amid COVID-19 Emergency

Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young issued new guidance to city agencies as it relates to public interaction.

More Than 10, 000 Baltimore City Youth and Young Adults Apply for YouthWorks Summer Jobs

Online application period ends Friday, March 1 for 14-21-year-old Baltimore City residents interested in employment through the summer jobs program 

YouthWorks is full-speed ahead with enrollment for the 2020 program. More than 10,000 Baltimore City residents, 14-21, have applied online at youthworks.oedworks.com since the portal opened on January 2, 2020. Over 1,500 applied within the first 24 hours, and more than 4,500 did so within the first week.

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

Students previously disengaged from school or work earn diplomas and face a brighter future 

WHAT:          
Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore will host a special graduation event for its 2019 class of 30 young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional school settings. Maryland State Senator Cory McCray, Baltimore City, District 45 will be the keynote speaker and address students from the Westside YO Center, the Eastside YO Center and the YO Academy.

Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young Acknowledges YouthWorks’ Top Donors from Philanthropic and Business Communities

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase are each contributing at least $100,000 to support Baltimore City’s summer jobs program 

Today, Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young gave thanks to top donors from the business and philanthropic communities for their financial support of YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program.

Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young to Acknowledge Top Donors to YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

More than 8,000 youth and young adults to be offered summer jobs 

WHAT:            

Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young and Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Director Jason Perkins-Cohen will acknowledge significant contributions from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase to support YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program.

Baltimore City Public Schools 2019 High School Graduates to Attend Job Fair

High school seniors, not headed to college, to interview with employers and learn about workforce training opportunities at second annual spring event

WHAT:            

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools will host a Baltimore City High School Graduate Job Fair for approximately 500 high school seniors who plan to work immediately after graduating. These pre-registered students will have the opportunity to meet with training providers and interview with employers for full-time jobs from a pool of more than 90 hiring businesses from sectors including health care, hospitality, information technology, military, retail and city agencies. Students will hear from motivational speakers and participate in informative sessions to gain more knowledge about workforce development and job opportunities.

More than 14,000 Baltimore City Young Adults Apply for YouthWorks Summer Jobs

Online application period ends Friday, March 1 for 14-21-year-old Baltimore City residents interested in employment through the popular summer jobs program

Baltimore City’s wintry weather isn’t distracting its young people from thinking ahead to the summer and making a strong statement that they want to work. More than 14,000 city residents between the ages of 14 and 21 have applied online at youthworks.oedworks.com since the portal opened on January 2, 2019. Over 1,700 applied within the first 24 hours, and more than 6,000 did so within the first week.

Mayor Pugh Announces Baltimore's YH20 Water Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announces that recruitment is underway for the next class of YH20 Water Mentoring Program participants.  Applications will be accepted Jan. 2 through Feb. 8. To date, over 50 residents have completed the program, which prepares young Baltimoreans for entry-level jobs in the water industry.

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