Tuesday, February 12, 2013
County government funded a report that shows the impact of nonprofit organizations on the local economy.
Nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County employ a significant percentage of local residents, paying out billions each year and wielding a collective $4 billion in purchasing power, according to a new report commissioned by the departments of economic development and health and human services. “This report validates the significant economic contributions of the County’s nonprofit sector,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett, who presented the report "Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Montgomery County," in Silver Spring Monday. Among the findings: “Although leaders in government and business may intuitively understand the value of the nonprofit community, this new report compellingly quantifies the return on investment that …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
More than 30 companies seek to fill more than 2,000 positions in the Washington, D.C. metro region.
Are you a military veteran in search of a job? A major hiring event for vets, wounded warriors, transitioning service members and military spouses is planned for Saturday on the campus of Bethesda’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The event is organized by the 100,000 Jobs Mission – a coalition of 59 companies aiming to hire 100,000 U.S. military vets by 2020. More than 30 major employers seek to fill more than 2,000 positions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and thousands more across the country, according to a media announcement. Industries include defense, technology, customer service, health care, financial services and retail, among others, and open positions range from entry-level to senior management. Some …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Benjamin Cramer awarded through the Superstar Foundation.
Getting on a bus, filling out a job application, setting up an interview – skills that may seem simple to some can prove to be daunting barriers for the mentally disabled youth served by the career transition program at Bethesda’s St. Luke’s House. But whether it takes three months or three years, career transitions specialist Benjamin Cramer helps his clients achieve independence. “I really like the idea of helping youth make their own decisions and be able to reach their goals,” said Cramer, 28. “Working on employment is a very practical and helpful way to work with teenagers and young adults.” Cramer, who coaches teens and young adults with severe emotional problems as they work to get or maintain a job or finish school, was recently …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Maryland enjoys 'nice trend' in job market.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Finding a job in Maryland got substantially easier in some fields during November, buoyed by growth in private industry and the state’s military industrial complex, while nationally the job market will continue to be tough into 2012, state and national statistics indicate. Locally, growth in jobs is in hotels, package delivery and military support, including in cybersecurity and at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Nationally, small business appears to be the bright spot. In Maryland, the unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in November, compared to 7.2 percent in October, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this week. That’s 1.7 percentage points below the national average and the…