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Tag Archives: Maryland Department of Labor

Md. gets $2M grant to support new apprenticeship programs (access required)

The U.S. Department of Labor has given a $2 million grant to the Maryland Department of Labor for registered apprenticeship programming in the state. The money will be used to provide additional staffing and outreach to businesses interested in making new apprenticeship ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Leonard Howie named new DLLR secretary (access required)

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 ...

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RG Steel laying off 1,975 at Sparrows Point (access required)

RG Steel LLC told Maryland’s labor department Thursday that it will lay off almost 2,000 employees starting June 4, as the company idles operations at its Sparrows Point steel mill. Of the 1,975 employees who will be laid off, 1,714 ...

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Jockey club, Penn National deadlock on simulcasting agreement for Rosecroft (access required)

The Maryland Jockey Club and Penn National Gaming Inc. will miss a Friday deadline for reaching an agreement on simulcasting thoroughbred races at Rosecroft Raceway. The two parties had until Friday to hammer out a settlement over how much money ...

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Electric motors provide buzz at GM’s White Marsh plant (access required)

Four years ago, General Motors’ future in the Baltimore area was hardly certain after the automaker shed all of its Allison Transmission business except its White Marsh facility, which made automatic transmissions for full-sized pickup trucks. But since then, the ...

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