Press Releases

Rescheduled - Mayor to Thank Backers of 2015 Summer Jobs Program and Seek Support for YouthWorks 2016

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry will acknowledge many supporters who made YouthWorks 2015 a success and highlight the need for continued support of summer jobs in 2016.

MOED & MD Legal Serv Corp Team Up to Provide Services for 1B4J Trainees

Baltimore, Maryland (January 14, 2016) – Recognizing that many Baltimore City residents participating in job training need support services to improve their chances for employment success, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development has partnered with the Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) to provide civil legal services to participants in One Baltimore For Jobs (1B4J) training initiatives.

City of Baltimore Celebrates Young Adults Employed Through Public-Private Career Mentoring Pilot Program

Baltimore, Maryland (November 25, 2015) – Baltimore City’s Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and Department of Public Works (DPW), together with the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA), will celebrate on Thursday, Dec. 3 the successful completion of a pilot career mentoring program and recognize the 15 young Baltimore City residents now employed full-time because of it. DPW, MOED, and CWEA launched the Baltimore City Water Industry Youth Career Mentoring Program in January 2015 with the dual goals of educating local young adults about the water industry and its career opportunities, and developing a pipeline of future workers with the right skills to fill entry-level positions in the field.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Celebrate Grand Opening of Employment Connection Center

Center to serve residents and businesses in the South and Southwest Baltimore Communities

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake along with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and the Baltimore Local Development Corporation will join representatives from the Horseshoe Casino, and the business community to announce the grand opening of the Employment Connection Center (ECC), which will serve residents and businesses in the Casino Impact area as well as South and Southwest Baltimore

Second Chance Graduates its Tenth Deconstruction Training Class

Second Chance’s tenth deconstruction training class graduated today at the nonprofit’s workforce development and job training center at 1700 Ridgely Street in downtown Baltimore. The program, a longtime collaboration between Second Chance, Inc. and the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), provides training in marketable, “green economy” job skills to people with multiple barriers to employment.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Expansion of Summer Jobs Program for Baltimore City Youth

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined OneBaltimore Chairman Michael Cryor, representatives of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED), and leaders of the business and philanthropic communities to announce the City achieved its goal to provide summer jobs to the nearly 8,000 young people registered for Youth Works, the City summer jobs program.

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

Baltimore, Maryland (June 10, 2015) – Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore hosted a special graduation event this evening for its 2015 class of 63 teens and young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional settings. The event honored 47 graduates from the YO Academy, an alternative high school operated in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools, and 16 young people who earned their Maryland high school diplomas through the city’s two YO centers in East and West Baltimore. The graduation was held at Johns Hopkins University’s Shriver Hall. Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields delivered the keynote address.

YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program Now Accepting Online Charitable Donations through Baltimore City Foundation

Baltimore, Maryland (April 22, 2015) – YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s summer jobs program, is seeking online contributions to maximize the number of positions it can offer to young adults ages 14-21 who completed the registration process for 2015. The Baltimore City Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Baltimore City, is accepting online donations to support the nationally recognized program operated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. 

 

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Changes YouthWorks Registration Location

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development has changed the location for the YouthWorks summer jobs registration originally scheduled at the War Memorial Building on Saturday, March 7, 2015. YouthWorks candidates, who have appointments scheduled for that day, are encouraged to check their email for the new location.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Starbucks Hold 3rd Solutions City Town Hall to Address Philanthropic Role in Youth Workforce Development

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins Starbucks to host a Town Hall meeting with a select group of local leaders to focus on teen employment in Baltimore City for all youth, including those who are out of school and out of work.

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