Maryland New Directions hosts Employment Resource and Job Fair


— If you are looking for a job, thinking of changing careers or want a professional review of your resume, Maryland New Directions will host the Employment Resource and Job Fair on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon at the 2640 Space located at 2640 St. Paul Street in Charles Village. In partnership with 1 Baltimore 4 Jobs and the Central Baltimore Partnership, the event will feature a variety of local employers ready to hire, industry skills training providers, and free resume review services to those who bring a copy of their current resume.

Employers in attendance will include: Adecco Staffing Agency, Alamo, Enterprise, and National Car Rentals, Hopkins Local Hire, Johns Hopkins University, Lifebridge Health, Mercy Medical Center, M. Luis Construction, M & T Bank, and Transdev/Veolia transportation services. Industry skill training providers, including Maryland New Directions’ Maritime Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics training program and other partners of the 1 Baltimore 4 Jobs initiative, will also be on hand to provide information and opportunities for those looking to change careers or develop new, employable skills.

Recognizing the scope of unemployment within Baltimore, Maryland New Directions, 1 Baltimore 4 Jobs, and the Central Baltimore Partnership are committed to connecting Baltimore residents with the opportunities and support they need to find viable employment and remain employed over the long term. While overall unemployment rates have certainly improved over the last several years, Baltimore City still experiences a rate well above national and regional averages. Additionally, unemployment rates among the city’s disadvantaged communities, young adults, and the low-income population are often double that of the general population.

Given the lasting impact of unemployment, underemployment, and a lack of opportunity on our community, connecting people with good jobs, that pay family sustaining wages, is perhaps the most important and impactful thing we can do to improve the social and economic health of our city. Maryland New Directions has been leading this effort in Baltimore since 1973, helping more than 138,000 individuals find work they love, establish careers, and contribute to their families and communities.

Through ongoing, no-cost job training opportunities, award winning programs, and a host of employer partnerships, Maryland New Directions is helping Baltimore job seekers acquire the skills, tools, and connections they need to find quality employment, as well as the support and encouragement necessary to stay employed over the long term. We serve all low-income residents of Baltimore aged 18-60 and have connections with over 150 employers from a variety of fields and industries. Whether through our signature Career Focus program, our innovative Maritime Transportation,

Distribution, and Logistics Training Program, or our Youth Employment Training Program, MND is helping Baltimore job seekers quickly transition to employment, develop their earning potential, and establish careers that last over the long term.

As a partner of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development’s 1 Baltimore 4 Jobs initiative, Maryland New Directions, along with 18 other occupational training providers, have built a network of service providers and employer partners to help train Baltimore residents for a variety of jobs and career fields.

While Maryland New Directions and the 1 Baltimore 4 Jobs initiative has already helped thousands of Baltimore residents find viable employment, we are always looking for ways to connect with our community and provide our services where they are most needed. Through partnerships with community organizations such as the Central Baltimore partnership and special outreach events such as the Employment Resource and Job Fair, Maryland New Directions continues to increase community awareness and help even more Baltimore residents find the jobs they need to become self-sufficient and contributing members of our community. For more information, call Maryland New Directions at: 410-230-0630