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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

$7.7M Labor Grant to Benefit Maryland, D.C. Workers

  • June 26, 2011
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A U.S. Department of Labor National Emergency Grant awarded last week to Maryland will assist more than 6,500 civilian defense employees, contractors and military spouses affected by BRAC.

The $7.7 million grant will allow the state and the District of Columbia to help job seekers navigate the federal hiring process and compete for BRAC and other federal jobs across the region. The Maryland Department of Labor will administer the funds to Maryland One Stop Employment Centers in Baltimore and 16 counties. The Maryland Workforce Corporation will administer funds to the District of Columbia.

“With more and more federal jobs arriving on our military installations every month, we have a responsibility to the country to ensure that Maryland’s workforce is prepared to fill the positions. This grant will help us build on our progress and protect a workforce pipeline for years to come,” Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, chair of the Governor’s Subcabinet on Base Realignment and Closure, said in a written statement.

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