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Dec 2, 2015

Giant cutting 89 jobs at Baltimore distribution center

Giant is permanently eliminating 89 jobs at its pharmacy distribution center in Baltimore starting Jan. 30, according to the  Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The job cuts will take place through mid-February, which is when the grocer’s sole pharmacy distribution center will close, said Giant spokesman Jamie Miller. The grocery chain is moving […]

Jan 15, 2015

Ciena Corp. will lay off 57 in Linthicum, DLLR says

Employees of the office’s distribution and product engineering departments, located on Elkridge Landing Road, will be laid off in May.

May 27, 2014

Petsmart distribution center to close beginning in July

The closing of the Petsmart distribution center in Hagerstown will affect 56 employees as of July 24

Sheraton Baltimore City Center
Apr 1, 2014

Center city hotel to drop Sheraton name

The hotel at 101 W. Fayette Street will soon abandon its current brand. The Sheraton Baltimore Center City Hotel will no longer carry the Sheraton flag, as the current ownership group is planning to continue operations at the hotel with a new name.

Oct 21, 2013

Inside Maryland Politics: The Unemployment Insurance Tax Drop

In case you missed it this morning, I joined Fraser Smith, senior news analyst for WYPR, on Inside Maryland Politics to discuss the expected decrease in the state’s unemployment insurance tax.

Dec 31, 2012

Last of 2012 laws go into effect on New Year’s Day

After three sessions of the General Assembly that spanned almost 100 days in 2012, the last of the 797 bills approved by state legislators and made law by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year will go into effect as the fireworks start in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Sep 30, 2012

Audit shows DLLR overpaid jobless benefits

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s Division of Unemployment Insurance overpaid millions in benefits to people who were actually working and shelled out unemployment benefits to people who were dead or in prison. The division also certified job stimulus tax credits for employers hiring the unemployed for some workers who weren’t actually receiving […]

Sep 28, 2012

Eye Opener: O’s owner Angelos gets political

Just in case you're not quite awake after last night's late Ravens game, here's an Eye Opener with some politics and government news.

May 7, 2012

DLLR head Sanchez to become chief of staff for Rawlings-Blake

The head of the state labor department is leaving his post to become Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s third chief of staff in as many years. Alexander M. Sanchez, who has been secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation since 2009, will join Rawlings-Blake’s administration on May 16. In a statement Monday, Rawlings-Blake cited […]

Dec 20, 2011

Private sector pushes jobless rate down

Maryland’s jobless rate dropped to 6.9 percent in November as payrolls swelled in the state for the third straight month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The private sector did all of the heavy lifting, adding 4,300 jobs last month while government employment declined by 2,300, according to […]

Nov 22, 2011

Maryland unemployment rate fell in October

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent in October, the first drop in six months as the state’s employers added 3,100 net new jobs to their payrolls, according to the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Private sector employment increased by 1,900 positions and state and local governments brought on new workers as well, according […]

Oct 23, 2011

Basu: Last stimulus didn’t aid enough people

WASHINGTON — Federal investment in “shovel-ready” construction put a lot of people to work — and did so quickly — but stimulus money for Maryland work crews is drying up, and some experts say too much of it went to temporary projects that failed to save jobs in the long term. “I think that’s one […]

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