Office of the Mayor

Meet Quaire

Quaire“I met Mr. Marvin and he said he had a job for me. So I took advantage of it.
There’s nothing out here on the streets for me but death or jail,” Quaire said. 

New ‘Baltimore Health Corps’ to Hire and Train Hundreds of Jobless Residents to Serve Neighborhoods Hardest-Hit by COVID-19

Innovative Pilot Program to Equitably Address City’s Public Health and Employment Challenges
$12 Million Public-Private Partnership Mobilized by Initial $2M Commitment by The Rockefeller Foundation
 

Today, Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, and The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of a groundbreaking pilot program – the Baltimore Health Corps –designed to address the city’s interconnected economic and public health crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Young Announces Virtual YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

At least 4,000 youth and young adults to participate in YouthWorks 2020 using remote tools in a safe and virtual environment.

Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced a 2020 virtual YouthWorks summer jobs program.

Mayor Young Suspends Programs and In-Person Services at Employment Development Locations Amid COVID-19 Emergency

Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young issued new guidance to city agencies as it relates to public interaction.

More Than 10, 000 Baltimore City Youth and 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 summer jobs program 

YouthWorks is full-speed ahead with enrollment for the 2020 program. More than 10,000 Baltimore City residents, 14-21, have applied online at youthworks.oedworks.com since the portal opened on January 2, 2020. Over 1,500 applied within the first 24 hours, and more than 4,500 did so within the first week.

Meet Devin

Meet Devin

After being charged with a handgun violation eight years ago, Devin Ross’s employment opportunities were limited.

Meet Michael W

In 2013 Michael was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm and was arrested again the following year for possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with intent to distribute. With such serious crimes on his record, he was having difficulty finding employment.

 

Meet Jacqueline

Jacqueline Opher Photo

Jacqueline Opher’s first visit to the Mobile Workforce Center was in June 2018, when she noticed the bus parked at the Erdman Shopping Center. She was considering leaving her job and wanted to learn about other employment opportunities. 

Meet LaVera

LaVera Moore

LaVera Moore knows that to be an effective business person, one must adapt to using new technologies. 

As a rental property manager, she understood that to communicate with her clients more effectively, she would need to improve her computer skills. 

Meet Michael

Michael S

Underemployed, Michael registered at the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s Northwest One-Stop Career Center (NWCC) in July 2018. He had a felony conviction that was hindering him from finding adequate employment, and NWCC’s Re-entry Center specializes in providing workforce services to those previously incarcerated.

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