Baltimore County Now
Bryan Dunn, Marketing Specialist, Department of Economic & Workforce Development
If you live in the Randallstown area, you often drive down Liberty Road to go to Home Depot or Walmart, take the kids to the Randallstown Community Center or perhaps have dinner at the new Ruby Tuesday or Colin’s restaurant. One thing you may have missed is the life-changing work happening at Baltimore County’s Liberty Center, a formerly vacant grocery store on Offutt and Liberty Roads.
The Liberty Center is where over 11,000 people went to change their lives last year, with resources for anyone looking to hone a personal brand and compete in today’s job market.
Free to the public, Liberty Center focuses on career paths, not merely placing jobs. Liberty Center is where Candy Kriegar learned how to leverage her experience as a small business owner to land an administrative position with Utility Line Corporation. It’s where Toyota Financial Services found Desitini Daniels, who went to Liberty Center to reboot her career after an employment contract ended. RG Steel worker Robert Goode got the career counseling he needed to get hired as a welder.
“We love what’s happening at Liberty. Connecting job seekers with these amazing employers, that’s what it’s all about,” said Will Anderson, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development.
Since opening in 2011, there has been no shortage of success, just as there is no shortage of opportunity – all it takes is a visit, and a commitment to the future.
Baltimore County Economic and Workforce Development, the Community College of Baltimore County and Social Services collaborate to deliver services and customized programs that get results. Utilizing the facility’s 2,500 student capacity, CCBC offers courses that train people for marketable jobs, while Workforce Development organizes onsite recruitments to help connect people with businesses that are hiring.
Liberty Center is one of three free career centers in Baltimore County, conveniently located in Randallstown, Hunt Valley and Eastpoint. A convenient Mobile Career Center brings job search resources to communities throughout Baltimore County. Stop in anytime and see how our career centers can change your life. You might just find your next job. And your next career.
Don’t miss out on CCBC Randallstown’s Community Open House at the Liberty Center.
Find out more about Career Training and Community Education programs at CCBC Randallstown April 18, 12:00-3:00 pm, 3637 Offutt Road, Randallstown, MD 2113. For more Open House information call 443-840-4700.
Contributed by Tony Baysmore
Baltimore County Executive’s Office
It’s a perfect match—a new Walmart and the Liberty Road communities. The parking lot was jammed with customers at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when the long-awaited Walmart Supercenter opened at the Liberty Plaza Shopping Center in the heart of Randallstown. Walmart has hired 350 employees, with a large percentage of the workers living in Randallstown.
This national retailer is a long awaited, welcome addition to Randallstown. In 2003, over 400 Randallstown residents came together for a community planning and input meeting. Once message came through loud and clear—the community wanted new development and more shopping choices at two very large commercial sites that sat virtually dormant for many years. A new Home Depot opened at the Brenbrook Shopping Center in 2006. And now, Walmart and a redesigned Marshall’s are bringing national retailers to Liberty Plaza.
As County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said during the Walmart ground breaking on Valentines Day in 2011, in Randallstown, good things come to those who wait. Our Valentine date has finally arrived and is looking pretty good.