Press Releases

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

Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore will host a special graduation event for its 2016 class of 37 teens and young adults who chose to pursue alternative education after facing challenges in traditional school settings.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Boosts Summer Jobs Effort for Baltimore City Youth

Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program, YouthWorks, continues to grow in popularity, increasing the need for employment opportunities this summer. In response, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has committed $500,000 and offered a second $500,000 as a challenge grant to be matched by the private sector. These funds will create more than 650 five-week summer jobs for city youth and young adults. But more money is needed in order to offer employment to all youth who have completed their registration.

Through Pilot Project, West Baltimore Youth Build Picnic Tables, Stock Market Knowledge

Members of the Westside Youth Opportunity (YO) Baltimore Center who are working toward their GED have a unique chance to explore and develop two very different skill sets through a new project called “Construct A Difference.” 

Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Launch Maryland's First Solar Training Program for Baltimore City Residents

Mayor Rawlings-Blake will launch Maryland's first solar training program for Baltimore City residents as part of the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) initiative through the Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

1B4J Community Forum to Help Baltimore Residents Prepare for Free Career Training

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and Associated Black Charities will co-host a neighborhood-based, work-readiness forum to inform the public about current and future One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) job training opportunities. The forum is not a job fair; it is an opportunity for job seekers to get ready for work by learning about current and upcoming resources to improve their career prospects.

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.

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