Tag: jobs

Greenlaurel: Ray Lewis’ Power52 Solar Farm Offers Training for At-Risk Job Seekers

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The massive Nixon Farm solar garden will help power Under Armour, Chimes, Columbia Association, Christ Church, BCPSS and Living Classrooms.

After the Baltimore Uprising in 2015, retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and his friends Rob D. Wallace and Cherie Brooks put their heads together. Their goal was to pursue a project that could reignite hope, faith and pride in their community. They soon realized any solution had to focus on creating jobs for the city.

Baltimore County Lawmakers to Vote on $2M State Loan for Amazon Distribution Center

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Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Lawmakers in Baltimore County will decide tonight whether to formally back a $2 million loan for Amazon to build a new distribution center in Sparrows Point.

UMD Makes a Pitch for Amazon Headquarters at College Park

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When Amazon announced its search for the home of its future second headquarters, Baltimore and D.C. were quickly among the locales in the area under consideration.

But what would a Maryland competition be without the Terps?

Local Leaders Really Want Amazon to Pick Baltimore for its Second Headquarters

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Amazon’s fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Web giant Amazon announced today that it’s planning to build a second North American headquarters outside of Seattle, sending Baltimore officials into a frenzy to make their home Amazon’s next corporate home.

BFB Senior Editor Steve Babcock Moves On

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Photo courtesy Technical.ly

Our senior editor, Steve Babcock, works his last day today.  

Southwest Partnership Launches ‘Southwest Works’ to Connect Residents with Jobs

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Rachel Goodrich, career navigator for the new Southwest Works program

A nonprofit that serves more than a half-dozen Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods is transforming the scope of its work with the launch of a new workforce development program.

New Guinness Brewery Planned Right Outside Baltimore

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An artist’s rendering of the facility, Courtesy Diageo USA

Beer lovers, rejoice: The British conglomerate that owns Guinness is eyeing the historic community of Relay, Md., as the site of a new brewery on U.S. soil.

Officials, Experts Debate Whether Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze Will Hurt Maryland

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Trump’s official portrait photo, via the White House

In the first of many expected moves by President Donald Trump to “drain the swamp” in Washington, the man in the Oval Office yesterday signed an executive order to freeze hiring for civilian positions in the federal government.

Kevin Plank Among Executives Who Met With President Trump Today

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An old photo of Plank, via Wikimedia Commons

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank was one of the first to sit down with Donald Trump on what the president called the official “Day One” of his presidency.