Division of Workforce Development Overview
With the guidance of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development - Division of Workforce Development plays a unique role in the workforce development arena. In concert with the Department of Economic Development, the Division of Workforce Development (DWD) acts as a broker for initiatives designed to develop a skilled workforce.
The Agency's customer base includes the Baltimore County business community, job seekers and students. Through a combination of federal, state and county financing the DWD provides streamlined, comprehensive, and individualized services developed in response to local market and industry needs.
Services for Developing a Skilled Workforce
We are part of Maryland Jobs Now (MJN). MJN is a network of high-performing, results-oriented workforce organizations that invest in employment and training strategies, services and initiatives which afford Marylanders good paying jobs in a thriving economy. Maryland job seekers should know where to go to find jobs, and companies should know where to go to connect to workforce talent.
Business Services assist new and expanding businesses, provide assistance to recruit and retain a skilled workforce, workplace training and education is available as is assistance with workforce downsizing.
Job Seeker Services
Job Seeker Services provides career consultation and development resources and services, career placement assistance and career training resources may be available to those who qualify.
Youth Services oversees programs for youth ages 14 to 21, sponsor special events for youth and children and provides youth and their families with resources to help the youth meet their education and/or career goals.
Division of Workforce Development Report
Five Year Workforce Investment Act Plan
The Division of Workforce Development makes its Five Year Workforce Investment Act (WIA) plan available to the public. The most recent Five Year Plan is for program years 2012 – 2016 (PDF).
Revised October 28, 2013