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Free Webinar Series Assists Businesses and Workers Displaced by COVID-19

The County’s workforce development team is hosting a free webinar on Monday, June 8, to help connect job seekers with local employers that are currently filling open positions in a variety of industries.

“Who's Hiring Now” is the third session in the “Baltimore County Business Forum—COVID-19 and Beyond” webinar series. Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) Director Will Anderson will moderate this 60-minute session, which offers job seekers timely and tangible information on current job openings and guidance on how to shine in online applications and remote job interviews.

Panelists include hiring managers from Baltimore County’s manufacturing and healthcare sectors, and talent recruiters and workforce development professionals from government and private industry.

“The ongoing pandemic crisis has caused immediate and longer-term shifts in our economy, and we want to help people find good jobs while also helping our businesses fill the positions they need to serve their customers and remain competitive in this challenging business environment,” said County Executive Olszewski, who will provide an update on the County’s COVID-19 response, at the beginning of the webinar.

Participate Live or Watch a Recording on the County Website

The webinar will be presented live via Cisco Webex on Monday, June 8, at 1 p.m., and webinar access information is posted on the County website at baltimorecountybusiness.com. Recorded video of the completed webinar will be posted there shortly afterwards. People are invited to submit questions during the webinar via the live Webex questions feature, or in advance by emailing businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Panelists include:

  • Matt Ayers, RN, PHR, Director of Talent Acquisition at GBMC Healthcare
  • Roseanne Fish, Regional Business Solutions Consultant at Maryland Department of Labor
  • Edna Manuud, Americas Talent Acquisition Director at McCormick & Company
  • Leighton McPhaull, Talent Management Coordinator at Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Kenya Taylor, Owner of Express Employment Professionals

Online Resources for Job Seekers and Businesses are Updated Regularly

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) provides a comprehensive listing of resources and assistance available to help affected individuals and businesses. This information is available on the Department's website.


By Diana Creasy, Baltimore County Economic & Workforce Development

One company is revolutionizing security systems to improve emergency response. Another firm is making it easier to pay without cash. A third Israeli company is helping companies improve fleet management.

These entrepreneurial Israeli firms have chosen Baltimore County as the place to grow their business in the United States. The County’s economic development team, the icybercenter@bwtech, Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) and World Trade Center Institute offer resources for international firms to thrive here.

The services offered by Baltimore County are attractive to international firms, particularly companies in the tech space. Located next to a leading university, UMBC, bwtech@UMBC offers assistance for start-up technology companies to help them make valuable connections with customers, suppliers and academic institutions. The new icybercenter@bwtech incubator program creates a soft landing for small international companies looking to set up a U.S. operation.

MIDC promotes bi-lateral trade and investment and connects companies and entrepreneurs from Maryland and Israel for sales, distribution, investment, representation and joint R&D.

Nayax: Easier Cashless Payments

With seven international offices, Nayax decided to make Baltimore County home for their eighth. A global leader in the engineering and manufacturing of cashless devices in several different industries, Nayax has been able to leverage resources in Baltimore County to continue to expand.

“Our sales and support staff has grown 33 percent in just the past five months,” said Harry Kozlovsky, Executive Customer Success Manager for Nayax. “Our location in Baltimore County has allowed us to expand our employment opportunities, as well as be a convenient location to reach our North American customers easily.”

Jedvice: Proactive Security

Eran Jedwab, Founder & CEO of Jedvice, has found the resources in Baltimore County very helpful to the company’s growth. “I’ve been able to meet with government and school officials to show off our product and how it can help the community,” said Jedwab. “There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for our product and I’m hopeful for our future here.”

Jedvice helps deliver the deployment and operation of security systems. Their main product, JedEye, is a mobile solution that provides contextual and situational awareness in emergencies such as active shooter incidents to help improve field responder’s responses. JedEye revolutionizes the use of cameras and sensors to facilitate proactive security and daily monitoring operations.

ISR Corporation: Fleet Fleets

A pioneer in the IoT fleet telematics industry, ISR Corporation has installed custom fleet management systems for numerous governmental and commercial clients around the world. Their newest product, ISR FleetTrack® is a cloud-based browser application that enables real-time GPS tracking, event recording and a new array of safety features. This enables fleet managers to better utilize resources to save time, fuel, money and overtime. ISR’s Maryland location is in Halethorpe.

Resources for Business

The County’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development works to support businesses as they grow their markets through international trade and helps international companies looking to invest or locate operations in Baltimore County. This includes helping companies find space, ensuring a skilled workforce is available, making valuable industry connections and partnering with organizations to ensure a smooth move across the globe.

Shalom to Baltimore County’s Israeli companies. And welcome to companies from around the world.

To learn more about how Baltimore County can help your global business, visit:


Daniel Braswell was looking for something new after working as a respiratory care professional for 20 years. A visit to the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) sent him on a path he had never considered. 

A business counselor recommended a free Starting Your Small Business workshop. It got Braswell thinking, for the first time, about self-employment. Braswell said the workshop inspired him and broadened his horizons. “The workshop was full of ideas for potential opportunities.”

Over the next year, Braswell performed market and industry research and attended training sessions for small businesses and start-ups. After learning more, he identified the business opportunity he felt was right for him: environmental testing for water and lead. 

He developed a business plan and launched Braswell Testing, LLC in June 2017. Braswell is currently working with a business counselor at the Baltimore County Small Resource Center to obtain minority business certifications that will expand his company’s opportunities in government contracting.

Whether you are looking into starting your own business or growing your existing small business, Baltimore County has programs to help, from writing a business plan to financing an expansion to hiring workers. 

Help starting your own business

If you’ve thought about running your own business but are not sure where to start, the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) can help. The SBRC offers free assistance including:

  • Starting a Business Plan
  • Obtaining a Business License
  • Workshops and Counseling
  • Finding Workspace
  • Securing Financing

The Starting Your Small Business Workshop is offered once a month at all Baltimore County American Job Center locations. Visit the Job Center nearest you or contact the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center at 410-825-6200 or businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov to access other resources.

How about my existing small business?

Small companies looking to grow locally, nationally and internationally can find assistance from Baltimore County’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development. We can help you find a new business location, hire and provide workforce solutions and research funding options to support your expansion. We offer a menu of services that can help you grow your business:

  • Location and Site Selection Assistance
  • Loans and Financing
  • Workforce Training and Hiring
  • Certifications for Government Contracting
  • Tax Incentives
  • International Business Outreach
  • Networking with Business Development Groups

Start up or scale up, Baltimore County can help your business grow.

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development works to strengthen Baltimore County as a thriving location for businesses and a place where well-educated and trained residents enjoy economic opportunity.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017