Having an innovative product or service to offer consumers is simply not enough. Today, employers are increasingly concerned about workforce issues and their bottom line implications for company survival. The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) also realizes the importance of workforce development in business retention and attraction. As a result, BDC and the Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED) have joined forces to promote the link between the city's workforce and economic development initiatives.
The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) provides businesses with a pipeline of qualified, skilled job candidates and supports businesses in retaining and developing their employees. We offer customized workforce solutions including outreach and recruitment, applicant prescreening, assessment and testing services, tax credit information, human resources support and training funds for new or existing employees. Training funds are available through several programs.
Customized Training is a business-driven program that helps companies train and hire people to fit their job-specific needs. Business Services recruits and pre-screens training applicants. The available positions must be full-time and meet minimum salary requirements. Companies accepting Customized Training grants must agree to hire successful participants. The training can be employer-based, on-the-job, or offered by qualified vendors.
Maryland Business Works enables small businesses and/or companies in high-growth industries to upgrade the skills of their existing employees. Businesses can access up to $25,000.00 to support their staff development needs. This incumbent worker funding encourages promotion, creates additional job opportunities and improves worker retention by increasing employee skill levels. Funding is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis
MOED works closely with other local, state and federal agencies to promote the link between the city’s workforce and economic development initiatives.
Looking for human resource services - from tax credits to customized training - most of them available at no cost to you? On this website, the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board can help you navigate a wide range of services made available by public and nonprofit organizations to help you build and retain your company's workforce. Visit the website now!