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County's Free Webinar Series Assists Businesses and Individuals Affected by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has left tens of thousands across Maryland facing job loss or other income insecurity, Baltimore County is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 5, that will convene expert panelists to provide timely information and give an overview of how to access support resources and employment opportunities.

This is the second session of County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s “Baltimore County Business Forum—COVID-19 and Beyond" webinar series to support affected individuals.

Participate Live or Watch a Recording on the County Website

The webinar will be presented live via Cisco WebEx on Tuesday, May 5, at 1 p.m., and webinar access information will be posted on the County website at Recorded video of the completed webinars will be posted there soon after the webinar. People are invited to submit questions during the webinar via the live WebEx questions feature, or in advance by sending an email to

The 60-minute session will be moderated by Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson and will feature a live question and answer session with an expert panel. It will feature remarks from County Executive Olszewski, and the panel is comprised of Baltimore County career counselors to offer support for job seekers, officials with the State Department of Labor to answer questions about Unemployment Insurance, and CCBC’s Dean of Health and Human Services to share workforce solutions and training opportunities. Scheduled panelists are:

  • Andrew Fulginiti—Policy Officer, Office of the Maryland Secretary of Labor
  • Michael Harrison—Policy Director, Office of the Maryland Secretary of Labor
  • Steve Jurch—Assistant Dean of Health and Human Services, CCBC
  • Howard Marshall—Baltimore County DEWD Career Centers Operations Manager
  • Tracy Tyler, GCDF—Baltimore County DEWD Career Center Manager

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.

Increased State Investment Needed to Move Forward

County Executive Johnny Olszewski today testified before State leaders in Annapolis in support of HB 1—Built to Learn Act, legislation to provide critically-needed, State school construction funding.

Baltimore County has funded $242 million in shovel-ready school construction projects. These projects cannot move forward without increased State investment and additional needs remain, including several Baltimore County high schools. Last year, Olszewski led the charge in support of school construction funding. This year, he has again made school construction funding a top priority for the 2020 General Assembly session.

The full text of the submitted testimony is available below:

Bill Number: HB 1
Title: Built to Learn Act of 2020
Sponsor: The Speaker
Committee: Appropriations
Position: SUPPORT
Date: January 23, 2020

Baltimore County SUPPORTS House Bill 1—Built to Learn Act of 2020.

Baltimore County’s Schools for Our Future program was launched in 2011 with the intention of spending $1.6 billion on critically needed school renovation and construction projects. The goal of the program was to eliminate overcrowding in elementary schools and modernize our facilities. We have made great strides because of this program. In Baltimore County, we have built nine new schools, made additions at seven schools and air-conditioned 59 schools. 

But the work is far from done. The County has budgeted $242 million in shovel-ready construction projects, which cannot move forward without essential investments from the State. With some of the oldest school stock in the state, the Built to Learn Act would provide $462 million needed for completing these critical projects.

As a former educator, County Executive Olszewski has dedicated his time in office to modernizing Baltimore County’s schools and building a better future for our residents. By supporting the funding for these crucial projects, this bill would bring significant benefits for students, educators, families, and communities in Baltimore County and across the State.

Accordingly, Baltimore County requests a favorable report on HB 1. 

Revised September 11, 2017