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Baltimore County’s offer of free job placement services to all Sam’s Club Owings Mills employees has been rejected by Walmart. In response, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is sending an open letter offering direct services to the 169 employees at Sam’s Club in Owings Mills who lost their jobs when the store was closed without warning January 11. 

“Time matters when your employer just snatched away your paycheck. Walmart rejected our offer to help laid off workers find new jobs,” said Kamenetz. “This is outrageous.”

Baltimore County’s rapid response team reached out to Walmart with an offer to help employees find new jobs. They were told the County’s professional job counselors could not talk to the Sam’s Club employees.

“Walmart did not just shut the door on a store, they shut the door on 169 men and women and their families. These are hardworking people, suddenly without a job, hoping they will be able to pay the rent, buy food, and afford heat this winter,” said County Executive Kamenetz.    

Following is the Open Letter to Sam’s Club Owings Mills employees.  

An Open Letter to the Employees of the Sam’s Club in Owings Mills

Baltimore County stands ready to provide support to the employees of the Owings Mills Sam’s Club who have lost jobs as a result of the sudden closure of the store January 11. “Our goal is to help you quickly get back on your feet and back to work,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Our free services include:

  • Helping you find a new job.
  • Information on employment and training opportunities, career counseling resources, labor market outlook, and unemployment insurance.
  • Professional outplacement sessions on job search techniques, resume writing, and interview skills.
  • Career consultation for individuals.
  • Connections to emergency resources.

To access these free services, please call or visit one of Baltimore County’s American Job Centers.


3637 Offutt Road Randallstown, MD 21133 Phone: 410-887-8912

Hours:   Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Opens at 11 a.m. the third Thursday of the month
  • Computer lab open until 4 p.m. daily

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11101 McCormick Road, Suite 102 Hunt Valley, MD 21031 Phone: 410-887-7940

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Opens at 11 a.m. the second Monday of the month
  • Computer lab open until 4 p.m. daily


7930 Eastern Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21224  Phone: 410-288-9050

Hours:   Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Closes at noon the third Friday of the month
  • Computer lab open until 4 p.m. daily

Baltimore County can help you assess your skills, update your resume and connect you with new job opportunities.

We look forward to helping you find your next job.






By Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

As we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s tempting to quote the man whose words captured the meaning of freedom, collective conscience and what today we call “woke.” Words were said from a Birmingham jail, a pulpit, at the head of a march, in community centers, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and in quiet conversations among friends and family.   

What I recall is the spirit in which these words were said. Dr. King’s words were a rallying cry for respect. They were a call to action and a call for personal reflection. They asked each of us to stand up, be engaged, and live our lives with dignity and grace.

Dr. King asked us to watch out and care for each other. He asked us to take care of our own selves so we can be our brothers' and sisters' keepers.

It is in this spirit that we celebrate the man, the work, and the call to pay it forward.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz issued the following statement about the closure of Sam’s Club on Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills. The closure eliminates jobs for the store’s 169 employees.  

“Donald Trump promised us that giving 100s of billions in tax cuts to big businesses would grow the economy. He lied again. I am reaching out to Walmart this morning to make sure they live up to their responsibilities to assist employees at Sam’s Club who have worked hard to benefit the company. The County will also provide assistance in securing jobs for these hard working people to keep them from the unemployment line.”

Revised September 11, 2017