Recent News

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.

Meet Darryl

Darryl

Coming out of prison in May 2015 was the start of a new beginning for Darryl. He had been incarcerated for 10 months because of a drug conviction. 

Meet Jarron

Jarron

Jarron's past criminal records serve as the road block for many ex-offenders—even when they are currently living responsible lives. 

Meet Asten

Asten

Asten is currently a student in the Electrical Technology Program at the North American Trade School in Baltimore. He is anticipating his graduation and decided that he wanted to seek full-time work while he finishes his schooling. 

Meet Karynn

Karynn

After being laid off, Karynn found a ready partner in the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s Workforce Reception Center. 

 

Meet Kaoue

Kaoue

Kaoue was a student who was studying to become a registered nurse. As she progressed through her program she realized it was imperative to plan for future employment.

 

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.

Meet Eric

Eric

Eric McDougle was a homeless veteran living in transitional housing and needed a place where he could use free job search resources.  

 

Meet Janice

Janice

When Janice Brinkley was 17, pregnant, and no longer attending high school, she decided the best way to set herself and her unborn child on a better path was to earn her GED.

Meet Jamila

Jamila

Jamila left school at 19 years old because, she says, she “wasn’t focused.” 

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