Companies look to hire Afghan refugees, but child care remains a question

“We haven’t had this many refugees arriving all at once since the end of the Vietnam War, so it’s a huge challenge,” Alan Khazei, senior advisor at Welcome.US, a national coalition to welcome and support incoming Afghan refugees through employment opportunities, said.

Maryland lawmakers push for minimum wage for inmates

Maryland inmates make as little as $0.17 per hour for voluntary prison employment and training. Del. Terri Hill, D–Baltimore and Howard, wants to raise prison wages to as close to minimum wage as possible, allowing inmates to save money while incarcerated and better equipping them to re-enter society without having to rely on their families –– or further criminal activity that could again land them behind bars –– for financial support.

District aims to boost infrastructure jobs with training academy

The District of Columbia and local utility companies aim to eliminate a shortage of qualified and trained professionals in the city’s infrastructure industry with a new training academy.

State employees request more pay, hold rallies across Maryland

State employees rallied across Maryland to pressure the governor’s administration during their current contract negotiations.

Apprenticeships Should Be in Every Zip Code: Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Tuesday that apprenticeships are the need of the hour and should grow in all sectors, especially in the fields of health care, technology and cyber security.

Maryland Stands Out With High Percentage of Women Managers

Stephanie Cohen, CEO of Golden & Cohen, a Gaithersburg-based insurance brokerage firm, for 23 years, and Ann Mitchell, CEO of Montgomery Hospice in Rockville for 14 years, are the facts behind the statistics: More women in Maryland worked as managers relative to other states in 2010.