Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Licensing and Regulation

Aug 2, 2018

Md. high court: Collection-agency law does not cover mortgage default

Entities seeking to collect defaulted mortgage loans in Maryland need not be licensed by state, Maryland’s top court ruled Thursday.

Dec 20, 2013

Utah bank to close Columbia-based unit

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has been notified by a Utah-based bank that on Feb. 20, 2014, it will close its mortgage division, located at 9250 Rumsey Road in Columbia, laying off 11 employees.

Dec 4, 2013

Saks center to cut 191 jobs at distribution center in Aberdeen

Nearly 200 people will lose their jobs after the New Year at a Saks Inc. distribution center in Aberdeen, according to a notice filed Wednesday with the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Oct 15, 2013

State grant program reaches for hire ground

Maryland’s new grant program for workforce development took its first big step Tuesday in addressing the need for skilled workers in the state.

May 17, 2013

State unemployment drops slightly in April

Maryland’s unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in April — its lowest point in four years — despite the state’s economy losing 6,200 jobs, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Apr 19, 2013

Md. adds 4,700 jobs; unemployment steady

Maryland’s unemployment rate remained steady at 6.6. percent after 4,700 jobs were added in March, according to data released on Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised February’s initial 10,500 job gain downward, to 9,800 for the month. As has been the case recently, […]

Mar 18, 2013

Private sector buoys Md. job growth

Maryland is often noted for its concentration of federal dollars, workers and agencies, but employment data released Monday demonstrate that the state’s economy isn’t as dependent on Uncle Sam as many residents think.

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.

Dec 27, 2012

Defense contractor cutting 25 jobs in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — State officials say a national security contractor is cutting 25 jobs in Frederick. The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday that Sotera Defense Solutions Inc., of Herndon, Va., has filed a layoff notice with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. An agency spokeswoman says the layoffs are scheduled for Monday. Sotera […]

Oct 15, 2012

Employers welcome unemployment tax drop

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Leonard J. Howie III announced Monday that the state’s unemployment insurance tax will drop in 2013, with some businesses seeing their rate decrease as much as 55 percent.

Sep 17, 2012

Leonard Howie named new DLLR secretary

Leonard J. Howie III, an experienced manager who has worked in high administrative capacities at several Maryland executive-branch agencies, has been appointed secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation by Gov. Martin O’Malley. He will take over the post on Oct. 8. Howie is a former DLLR deputy secretary under former Secretaries Tom […]

Sep 6, 2012

Human Genome Sciences to cut 114 jobs in October

ROCKVILLE — Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences says it will be cutting 114 jobs. The company told state regulators that it was undergoing an internal restructuring that will lead to the cuts at the end of October. British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline announced in July that it was acquiring the longtime partner in a $3.6 billion deal. […]

Networking Calendar

Submit an entry for the business calendar