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St. Louis-based firm opening office near BWI Marshall 

Second Sight Systems has signed a lease with St. John Properties for 15,000 square feet at International Trade Center, a 93-acre business community situated near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The St. Louis-based company intends to establish a co-headquarters at 508 McCormick Drive and hire approximately 50 employees to fulfill a new contract recently awarded by […]

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MTC secures $2.5M for workforce via BioHub Maryland

The Maryland Tech Council has secured $2.5 million in state funding to grow the state’s life science workforce through its Biohub Maryland program. The funding is included in Gov. Larry Hogan’s new Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment and research in the state. BioHub Maryland is a first of its kind initiative […]

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HCPSS seeks employers to support teacher externship initiative

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), in partnership with Bright Minds Foundation and the Superintendent’s Program Innovation Advisory Board, is looking for businesses and organizations willing to be involved in the HCPSS Teacher Externship Initiative. Teacher externships present a professional development opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace. They provide an experience in which teachers […]

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Howard minimum wage increase to begin April 1

Effective Friday, April 1, the minimum wage in Howard County will increase to $14 for employers and $12.50 for small employers. Introduced by the Howard County Council this past November and signed by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball on Dec. 13, 2021, Council Bill No. 82-2021 establishes a series of local minimum wage increases for employees working in Howard […]

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Summer Youth Initiative at BWI

At the March 10 BWI Business Partnership Signature Breakfast, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) Executive Director Ricky Smith revealed that BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, along with the Partnership, will again hold the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI). The program calls for 50 students from Baltimore City to be immersed in the work environment […]

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Chaney Enterprises plans apprenticeship program

Gambrills-based Chaney Enterprises plans to expand its workforce in Anne Arundel County and provide a new apprenticeship program. The company anticipates adding more than 50 new jobs during the next few years. At its January 2022 meeting, the Maryland Apprenticeship & Training Council approved Chaney’s new Registered Apprenticeship program. The program is for the occupation of […]

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UMBC biomanufacturing grant targets biotech workforce

UMBC has received a $900,000 grant from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) to develop and implement a new, short-term biomanufacturing training program. Four universities, all classified as minority-serving institutions (MSIs), received funding for similar programs, designed to meet critical national workforce needs. UMBC will offer the biomanufacturing training program at its […]

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APL honored as Best Place to Work

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel,  was honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, ranking No. 15 out of 100 U.S. large companies on the Best Places to Work in 2022 list. This award is based solely on feedback from employees, who anonymously complete company reviews about their jobs, work environments and employers. APL’s rating […]

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WalletHub: Columbia No. 1 for job seekers

Columbia ranked no. 1 on WalletHub’s list of Best Places to Find a Job out of 182 U.S. cities that were analyzed across two key dimensions: job market and socioeconomics. The job market category encompassed opportunities and employment growth, while socioeconomics category examined median annual income and average commute time.  Columbia ranked first place for socioeconomics and second for […]