We’ve compiled a list of local and national resources for you.
Maryland Workforce Resources
- Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development – Baltimore County’s workforce development agency.
- Baltimore Workforce Investment Board – a business-led board that works to develop a coordinated workforce development system in Baltimore City.
- Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, Maryland – contains information concerning GWIB’s legislative agenda.
- Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development – contains information on financing, workforce training, trade, and small and minority business assistance in Maryland.
- Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – reports & statistics about Maryland’s labor market.
- Workforce Excellence Group – provides staff development and networking opportunities for professionals in the workforce development field.
- Mayor’s Office of Employment Development – Baltimore City Government’s agency for workforce development services.
- Montgomery County Workforce Development Corporation – Montgomery County’s Workforce Investment Board.
- Prince George’s Workforce Services Corporation – Prince George’s County’s Workforce Investment Board.
- Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board – workforce development services in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s & Talbot Counties.
- Workforce Network – A division of Maryland Works, WN provides Maryland professionals with information, resources, and tools for success.
- Workforce Organizations for Regional Collaboration – coordinates and facilitates workforce development and placement activities that serve unemployed and underemployed individuals in the Washington, D.C. region.
- Southwest Partnership – The Southwest Partnership Workforce Development Committee works to strengthen and coordinate workforce service provision in the Southwest Partnership area, connect local residents to existing resources and jobs, and develop new resources and employment opportunities.
Other Maryland Resources
National Workforce Resources
- America’s Career InfoNet – online resource library for wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, nationwide employer contacts and career information.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – nonpartisan research and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on policies and programs that affect low and moderate income people.
- Economic Policy Institute – a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
- Enterprise Foundation – works with partners to provide low-income people with affordable housing, safer streets, and access to jobs and childcare.
- ETA Workforce Community – The U.S. Department of Labor – Employment & Training Administration’s gateway to Workforce Investment Act information.
- Good Jobs First – a project of the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization tracking government tax and spending policy issues.
- Citizens for Tax Justice – non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization that works on government taxation and spending policy issues.
- Jobs For the Future – a research, consulting, and policy organization focused on accelerating advancement opportunities for youth and adults.
- National Association of Workforce Boards – represents business-led Workforce Boards that plan and oversee state and local workforce development and job training programs.
- National Association of Workforce Development Professionals – a professional association for individuals working in the field of workforce development.
- National Conference of State Legislatures’ Labor & Employment News
- National League of Cities – the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States.
- Public/Private Ventures – works to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs, and community initiatives, especially as they affect youth.
- National Skills Coalition – advocates for more effective federal education and training policies.
- Working Poor Families Project – the WPFP partners with one or more nonprofit organizations, in each state, to strengthen state policies to better prepare America’s working families for a more secure economic future.