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image of shrink-wrapped spongeby Rick Johnson, Business Development Representative
Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

The next time you open a pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, pay close attention to the inner wrapping. Notice the thin brown paper that helps seal in the candy's freshness. How does each packet get cut to perfection? For this precision, thank Mann-Pak, a veteran and family-owned packaging company in Middle River. 

Mann-Pak wraps more than just peanut butter cups. Thousands of products in grocery stores are sealed in shrink-wrapped packages from Mann-Pack, including paper towels, sponges, tissue multi-packs, confectionery wraps, and baked goods. In fact, Mann-Pak provides flexible packaging for major food industries and industrial organizations around the world. 

Products include Go-Green packaging that uses a proprietary process that reduces CO2 emissions by using less material and less energy. 

In business for more than 25 years, the company has become one of four major sources in the country for printing shrink film products in multiple markets. These markets include, poultry, bakery, candy, dairy, light industrial, and home table top paper goods. Mann-Pack serves companies internationally, including firms in South America, Mexico, Canada, and Asia.

Mann-Pak is proud to be known as a veteran-owned business. Working with the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, Mann-Pak's goal is to hire veterans to fill positions in their production operation, with significant growth forecast for 2015.

Although a small company now, Mann-Pak is capable of big things. And they’ll keep on helping those peanut butter cups stay fresh!  

For more information on locating in Baltimore County, contact the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development at businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov, call 410-887-8000 or visit online at www.BaltimoreCountyBusiness.com.


Image of CMS Headquarters

Helga Weschke
Baltimore County Department of Economic Development

Did you know that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is headquartered in Woodlawn and employs nearly 4,000 people?  And CMS is hiring, with authorization to hire for 450 jobs in Woodlawn and over 750 positions nationwide.  

CMS administers the federal Medicare program and partners with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and health insurance portability standards.

Health Insurance Specialists are in particular demand in Woodlawn. These specialists develop, interpret, and implement health care policies. You may only see this job posted once on their website, but don’t worry.  . . one posting may represent 10 or 20 job openings for health insurance specialists. Other positions that may be available include:

  • Actuary                      
  • Office Support
  • Medical Officer
  • Nurse Consultant
  • Social Science Research Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Accountant
  • Auditor

Special consideration is given to recent Veterans. You can find job descriptions and more information on CMS career opportunities at www.cms.gov/careersatcms .  Applications are only accepted on-line through http://www.usajobs.gov/ . Check back often, as CMS posts new jobs frequently.

Baltimore County’s workforce development system recently organized a successful informational event on job opportunities at CMS. Over 200 candidates learned about available jobs and the hiring process and met with agency recruitment officials. 

Whether your expertise is IT, HR, CPA, or RN, there may be a great new job for you at CMS.


Jobs for Veterans

by Neishall Schulyer

Baltimore County Department of Economic Development, Workforce Development

Baltimore County’s Workforce Development Centers are dedicated to helping our veterans and their qualified dependents in today’s ever changing job market. The Veterans’ Job Club provides information regarding employment and training opportunities, green jobs, housing and a wealth of other valuable resources especially designed for veterans.  Veterans’ Job Club meetings are held at Baltimore County’s Eastpoint Workforce Development Center (7930 Eastern Boulevard) and the Liberty Center Workforce Development Center in Randallstown (3637 Offutt Road).  The meetings rotate between the two Centers the first Friday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To register for a Veterans’ Job Club meeting and confirm the location, register through the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) events calendar.

If you are an employer and would like to present opportunities to this group, please contact Jorge Cruz at 410-288-9050 X 405 for Eastpoint and LeRoy Thomas at 410-887-4007 for the Liberty Center.


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