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Meet Taisha

Taisha Ellis

Taisha Ellis Brown never imagined she’d lose her job and become homeless. Until May 2019, Taisha consistently maintained employment and managed to care for her special needs son and family. However, her demanding family responsibilities caused scheduling conflicts with her job and she was eventually terminated. This caused a ripple effect that led her to move her family into transitional housing. Eager to make this a temporary living situation, Taisha needed a job ASAP.   

Maryland Thermoform

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When staff at Maryland Thermoform decided to expand their manufacturing operations in 2018, they knew they could count on the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development to help.   

Meet Yolanda

Hospital Security

In 2018 Yolanda Burnett moved to Baltimore from Arizona to be closer to her family. She was interested in getting a job at Johns Hopkins Hospital, given its stellar reputation and that a family member was successfully employed there.

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.

Meet Mary

Mary Carter

Mary Carter’s priorities changed when she had a child as a teenager. 
Maintaining a full-time academic schedule was too much of a challenge and she dropped out of school. It was ten years later when Mary finally completed her high school studies. 

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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