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Major Upgrades Address Health and Safety
The Social Security Administration has been headquartered in Woodlawn for more than 55 years, yet the agency’s main operations building has seen no major renovations or systems upgrades since it was built in 1959.
Today, Senator Barbara Mikulski announced $150 million in federal funds have been secured for major upgrades to the Altmeyer building. The renovations will address health and safety issues, meet current accessibility standards, improve space utilization and provide a comfortable, energy efficient working environment that meets 21st century standards.
11,000 Jobs in Woodlawn
The Social Security Administration is headquartered in Woodlawn. With 11,000 workers, it is Baltimore County’s single largest employer.
“This significant investment ensures that Baltimore County remains home to the Social Security Administration for decades to come,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We thank Senator Mikulski for her hard work and commitment to keeping these important jobs here.”
'Be in the Know Community Resource Day'
Residents are invited to a free day of information sessions on topics ranging from Credit 101 to starting a small business, renter’s rights, how to become a homeowner and services for seniors and veterans, Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodlawn High School, 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21207.
A highlight of “Be in the Know Community Resource Day” is a morning “Speak Up” session where residents can share thoughts on services their communities need.
“Baltimore County government is constantly searching for better ways to support our residents by providing easy access to housing, business and health services that can help them prepare for a bright future,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Community Resource Day is also an important opportunity for County government to listen to our west side residents and learn what services they would like to see in their communities.”
Free Homeownership and Small Business Sessions
Twenty-five exhibitor will be on hand at the event, with free information presentations throughout the day. A homeownership track includes sessions on how to get approved for a loan, lead paint hazards in your home, making your home energy efficient, and down payment and closing cost assistance. Entrepreneurship opportunities are discussed at sessions on free small business services, business finance and government contracting.
Baltimore County is planning additional Community Resource Days for other communities in the coming months.
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:
- Office Support
- Medical Officer
- Nurse Consultant
- Social Science Research Analyst
- Information Technology Specialist
- Management Analyst
- Human Resources Specialist
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.