BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Division of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday introduced that the state has been awarded $2,881,060 from the U.S. Division of Labor’s COVID-19 Nationwide Dislocated Employee Grant program to assist employees whose jobs have been impacted by the pandemic to entry employment and coaching companies. This aggressive federal funding alternative was launched to supply help to communities impacted by the workforce penalties of the COVID-19 well being disaster.
“Our division has distributed Maryland’s COVID-19 Nationwide Dislocated Employee Grant to 10 Native Workforce Improvement Areas throughout the state to help their ongoing reemployment initiatives,” mentioned Labor Secretary Robinson. “Via this funding, our native workforce areas are serving to Marylanders get again to work and emerge from this disaster stronger than earlier than—with in-demand expertise and a pathway to a profitable profession.”
MD Labor has awarded its NDWG funds to 10 Native Workforce Improvement Areas (Native Areas) to help over 720 job seekers seeking to acquire new expertise with a purpose to successfully enter into important industries comparable to environmental companies, healthcare, hospitality, logistics, and manufacturing.
|Maryland Division of Labor’s Native NDWG Recipients||Award Quantity||Anticipated Variety of Contributors Served|
|Anne Arundel County||$525,000||150|
|Prince George’s County||$450,000||49|
|Southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles, and Saint Mary’s Counties)||$315,060||77|
|Susquehanna (Cecil and Harford Counties)||$125,000||50|
|Higher Shore (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties)||$125,000||22|
|Western Maryland (Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties)||$250,000||95|
The Mayor’s Workplace of Employment Improvement is making use of Baltimore Metropolis’s NDWG funds to assist tackle the twin challenges of excessive unemployment and a important scarcity of healthcare employees.
“Our program is giving unemployed metropolis residents entry to worthwhile coaching and credentials as Group Healthcare Employees that may put together them to enter significant careers with a future. When individuals graduate, they’re ready to fill a critical hole within the healthcare system by constructing connections to healthcare in underserved communities,” mentioned MOED Director Jason Perkins-Cohen.
Requested to supply a participant’s perspective on MOED’s program, newly licensed Group Well being Employee Candace Joyner gave the coaching and help she obtained excessive marks: “I really like this program and the coaching and every thing that it has supplied me,” mentioned Ms. Joyner. “I might suggest this coaching to others. I’m so grateful for the chance.”
For extra details about Maryland’s reemployment initiatives, please go to Labor’s Division of Workforce Improvement and Grownup Studying at https://labor.maryland.gov/employment.