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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.


Mobile Career Center

by Anthony Smith, Career Resource Specialist

Baltimore County Department of Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development

Working as a Career Resource Specialist for Baltimore County, I’ve been blessed to be able to truly change the lives of a lot of people. I’ve worked with single parents anxious to find steady work to support their families. I’ve helped people figure out what careers will be the most fulfilling. Of all the people I’ve served, I must say I’ve felt the most honored and had the most lasting impressions working with the men and women returning from serving our country in the military.

On a recent Saturday, my colleagues and I brought the County’s Mobile Career Center to a National Guard “Yellow Ribbon” Reintegration event at the Hunt Valley Marriott that drew 337 troops just back from overseas along with 52 of their family members. It was an outstanding event where we met with many potential clients and made some really good connections with other groups whose services could be valuable to our clients. I am so proud to partner with the military to help find good, steady jobs for these deserving individuals.

Baltimore County’s HOMEFRONT, OUR TURN TO SERVE initiative offers a number of services to returning veterans as well as making sure that all County agencies coordinate their efforts to help veterans in need.  In addition, this past January, I was excited about County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s renewed commitment to helping veterans. He authorized our weekend participation at the National Guard’s “Yellow Ribbon” Reintegration events and instituted a hiring preference for veterans who wish to work for County government. The Division of Workforce Development now has three full-time staff members devoted to working with veterans - one at each of the three Baltimore County Workforce Centers, located in Randallstown, Eastpoint and Hunt Valley.

If you or anyone you know is a veteran who could benefit from our services, the staff at Baltimore County’s Office of Workforce Development would love to help! Call us at 410-887-2008 or visit one of our One-Stop Centers.


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