Press Releases

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Names New Director of Mayor's Office of Employment Development

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of Jason Perkins-Cohen as director of the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED)—the office responsible for workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employers and job seekers. Perkins-Cohen succeeds longtime MOED director Karen Sitnick, who retired last month.

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Recruiting Begins for Second Chance’s Tenth Deconstruction Training Class

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) is currently recruiting for Second Chance’s tenth deconstruction training class, to begin later in November. The program, a longtime collaboration between Second Chance and MOED, provides training in marketable, “green economy” job skills to those with significant barriers to employment.

Recruiting Begins for Second Chance’s Tenth Deconstruction Training Class

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) is currently recruiting for Second Chance’s tenth deconstruction training class, to begin later in November. The program, a longtime collaboration between Second Chance and MOED, provides training in marketable, “green economy” job skills to those with significant barriers to employment.

Baltimore Seeks to Expand Partnership with Businesses to Promote Summer Youth Employment through Hire One Youth

Deputy Mayor Colin Tarbert, representing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry expressed appreciation today to the more than 100 Baltimore businesses that participated in the 2014 Hire One Youth initiative. The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) hosted the gathering this afternoon at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum.

Baltimore City Becomes The First City In Nation To Pilot A Transformative Jobs Platform That Expands Access And Opportunities For Job Seekers

City of Baltimore is officially launching an exciting pilot with the technology company, Apploi, by installing Apploi’s award-winning job kiosks in the Central Library/State Library Resource Center and at two Mayor’s Office of Employment Development-operated centers: Eastside One-Stop Career Center (open to general public and the Career Academy (open only to school’s students). The kiosks both expand access to jobs – reaching those without internet or computer access - and transform how jobseekers interact with companies – by enabling jobseekers to showcase their personalities and skills and respond to questions (including video and audio) set by employers.

City Residents Celebrate Successful Pathway Out of Poverty!

Today, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) and Baltimore City Community College hosted theAccelerated Connections to Employment (ACE) graduation. The event celebrates the first graduation class of 43 participants who have gained technical training and are ready to begin to work as pharmacy technicians, multi-skilled medical technicians, medical billers and dietary aides.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Baltimore City Residents Comprise 51 Percent of Horseshoe Casino Workforce

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that more than 1,250 Baltimore City residents will be employed at the Horseshoe Baltimore casino, representing 51 percent of the staff hired as of August 21. After extensive recruitment and outreach efforts coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED), in partnership with Horseshoe Baltimore, city residents will comprise a majority of the more than 2,400 employees that will staff the gaming facility, which celebrates its grand opening tonight.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Announce Local Hiring Impact of Horseshoe Baltimore Casino

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will announce the number of Baltimore City residents to be employed by the City's first gaming facility—Horseshoe Baltimore—in advance of the casino's grand opening tomorrow.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Acknowledge Business for Successful Workforce Initiatives

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce President Charles R. Owens, the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board’s Business Engagement Committee, and others to recognize local companies and organizations for instituting successful workforce initiatives. Each of the honored businesses received the BWIB Business Award for Workforce Development Excellence at the Chamber’s Breakfast with the Mayor event held at the Rawlings-Fulton Clubhouse.

More Than 5,200 Baltimore Youth Offered Summer Employment Through City’s YouthWorks Program

Today marks the start of week two of Baltimore City’s 2014 YouthWorks summer jobs program, through which more than 5,200 young people ages of 14-21 have been offered opportunities to gain real-world work experience through six-week positions at public- and private-sector worksites throughout Baltimore. 

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