The Department of Economic and Workforce Development's (DEWD) Talent Management Team provides access to an active and diverse candidate pool ranging from management level professionals to skilled laborers with expertise in various industry sectors, along with skilled employees in transition from companies in similar industry sectors. For more information, complete our business inquiry form.
Below are examples of the types of support DEWD’s Talent Management Team can provide you with:
- Coordinating recruitment efforts
- Pre-screening and assessment of candidates
- Providing facilities for recruitment initiatives
- Hosting job fairs and advertising
- Collaborating with our three Career Centers, local educational institutions, partner agencies, and business and trade organizations to attract the best candidates
- Providing information about labor market trends, economic and demographic data
- Connecting businesses to special populations such as veterans, socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, people with disabilities, ex-offenders and at-risk youth
- Accessing employer incentives such as local, state or federal tax incentives
- Providing outplacement services
Recruit with confidence by registering your business with the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE)—a statewide job database and candidate matching platform—to post jobs and have direct access to the talent that have the skills that meet your hiring needs.
Through our Local Workforce Development System, we invest funding to offset the costs of training new hires. On-the-job training and apprenticeships are also available based on the availability of funds. We can also promote a company’s internships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training opportunities to candidates at our three Career Centers.
DEWD’s dedicated Talent Management team provides employers with a streamlined point-of-contact to coordinate customized solutions to meet specific workforce needs of businesses. To see how the we can help with solutions for your workforce needs, contact the following team members:
West Side: Halethorpe to Liberty Road
Central: Owings Mills, I-83 Corridor and Towson
East Side: Parkville to Dundalk (open)
First Source Hiring Agreement
The First Source Hiring Agreement gives County contractors direct recruitment assistance through DEWD. With our network of business and economic development professionals, we can provide a ready supply of qualified workers for your hiring needs. First Source connects these individuals with the new jobs generated by the County’s investment in contracts or public works.
Businesses which meet the following criteria can participate:
- Have leases with the County or on County property (includes nonprofits)
- Have a professional services contract (non-construction) with the County for goods, services or grants in excess of $100,000
- Are projected to create new jobs or positions to fulfill contract terms
Our Business Services Team can help coordinate recruitment services with our workforce partners in collaboration with our three Career Centers to assist with finding prescreened, qualified candidates. Available services may include but are not limited to:
- Posting and promotion of employment opportunities through our network of service providers
- Access to the Career Centers for coordinated recruitment and interviewing activities
- Referral of prescreened, qualified candidates for employer consideration
- Assistance using the MWE
- Information on earning tax credits and other employer benefits for new hires (if applicable)
Complete the First Source Hiring Description form and email it to email@example.com. We’ll contact you to develop a hiring plan based on your company’s needs, free of charge.
Downsizing your workforce is often an unfortunate situation for both the business and affected employees. Our professional staff can provide "rapid response" outreach and work with each organization to assess its needs and provide support to employees before their employment ends.
Outplacement services are customized to each company’s circumstances and may include coordination of:
- Options to worker layoffs, such as the Layoff Aversion: Instead of laying off a percentage of the work force to cut costs, an employer can reduce all workers’ hours by the same percentage and keep the entire workforce on the job.
- On-site information sessions covering topics such as employment and support opportunities, registrations in the Maryland Workforce Exchange, career counseling resources, labor market outlook and unemployment insurance.
- Professional outplacement seminars with a focus on job search techniques, resume writing and interview skills.
- Career consultation for individuals and groups.
- Industry-specific job matching and recruitment initiatives.
Confidentially contact a DEWD talent manager.
Contact Us About Your Workforce Needs
Are you an employer with a business workforce need? Tell us more by completing the form below.
A talent management coordinator or youth project specialist will contact you within one business day to further discuss your needs or schedule meeting.