Looking to trade your desk job for some time on the water? You’re in luck.
In the wake of the riots following Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of police, Johns Hopkins University committed to investing more in the City of Baltimore through its “HopkinsLocal” program. Today, the school released a report taking stock of how well it did in its first full year. The verdict? Pretty well, so far.
It’s open season for jobs at Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, the new 128-room luxury hotel built on the old Rec Pier building in Fells Point. Sagamore Development is holding two hiring events this week to fill out the hotel’s staff ahead of its planned February opening.
Baltimore’s sole casino is looking to bolster its ranks at a hiring event this week, and not just for positions specific to the gambling trade.
Looking for some extra cash this holiday season? Amazon is filling positions at its fulfillment center on the spot today and next week in the Inner Harbor.
Ravens legend Ray Lewis and a business partner are on a mission to create 1,000 jobs for city residents. They have modeled their firm, aptly named Baltimore 1000, as an extension of the Ferguson 1000 initiative in the St. Louis area.
We all have challenges recruiting and retaining talent. When we hire wrong or when we lose talent we thought was with us for the long haul, it sets us back. I recently sat down with Tony Foreman, who runs some of the leading restaurants in town through the Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group, to understand how they get the people side right and to see what lessons might extend beyond restaurants to all organizations.
What Mom should have Taught You… As will become clear, Tony’s approach to recruiting is frustratingly simple. Simple in that the issues he explores seem self-evident; frustrating in that they’re hard to put in practice, unless they’re ingrained as habits beyond simply hiring. So with a smile, Tony started right out. “I can’t teach you what your mother should have taught you.” “Are you nice, do you have manners, do you hustle” – in his world this also includes do you love “eating food, drinking, talking about it.”
We thought with the grim job report out, we should let you know about the Four Seasons Job Fair, September 7, 8 and 9 at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. The luxury hotel chain will be looking to hire 200 people from doormen to room attendants. The hotel will also look to fill spa and fitness positions as well as a few supervisory jobs.
Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
The hotel plans to open in in late November, according to its website.