Press Releases

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

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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.

Mayor Pugh to Announce 2nd Annual Baltimore Golf Week Featuring the Mayor's Cup to Benefit YouthWorks

2nd Annual Baltimore Golf Week Sponsored by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation

WHAT:  

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh will be joined by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation (BMGC) and the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED) to announce the second annual Baltimore Golf Week, a 7-day celebration of golf in Baltimore that raises funds for the YouthWorks summer employment program.

Baltimore City Selected to Develop Financial Counseling as Free Public Service for Low-Income Residents

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development will receive support from Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to replicate proven municipal financial counseling model

The national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) announced that they have selected Baltimore City to replicate the proven Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model under the nationwide FEC Public national platform. The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) will receive support to bring free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling as a public service to Baltimore City residents.

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Community College Interim President Dr. James H. Johnson Jr. Announce the new Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprenticeship program

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation approved the energy-sector initiative, which was created with direct input from local businesses 

Today at City Hall, Baltimore City Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Interim President James H. Johnson Jr. announced the launch of a new competency-based Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice program scheduled to begin this fall. 

Baltimore City Public Schools 2018 High School Graduates Attend Job Fair

High school seniors to interview with employers and learn about workforce training opportunities

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. 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. Influential entertainers and Baltimore natives, Davon Fleming (NBC’s The Voice)and Lil Key (Lifetime’s The Rap Game,Season 2) will be in attendance.

YouthWorks Helps More Than 1,000 Youth Open Checking Accounts

Baltimore City’s summer jobs program partners with Securityplus Federal Credit Union to expand financial empowerment programming; deadline is April 18 

YO Baltimore’s Pre-Adjudication Coordination and Training (PACT) Evening Reporting Center turns 10 years old

More than 1,400 youth were engaged in productive activities instead of being placed in secure detention while awaiting court date

The PACT evening reporting center annually serves 120 young men, between 14 and 17, who would otherwise be in secure detention while awaiting their court date. PACT provides them with youth development activities, creative learning projects, field trips and access to a workout center with a qualified fitness instructor. Participants are referred by the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) to Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore, a program operated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development that serves 17-24-year-olds who are out of work and out of school.

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