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The Job Connector Toolkit 2019 Update

Job Connector Toolkit
Download the Job Connector Toolkit (PDF).

Originally released in early 2018, the Job Connector Toolkit 2019 Update (PDF) provides an in-depth analysis of Baltimore County's dynamic growth across nine key industries which drive 50 percent of the County's employment and are projected to account for 75 percent of the County’s job growth through 2024.

The 2019 update includes the most recently available (2018) industry and occupational data for:

  • State, regional and local economic impact by industry
  • Number of employers and workers by industry
  • Featured employers
  • An occupational overview of career clusters within each industry with summaries of in-demand occupations
  • Baltimore County estimated annual employment numbers by occupation
  • Mean, entry and experienced wages
  • New: A detailed list of in-demand Support Service Occupations, which account for 11 percent of Baltimore County’s total employment


The Toolkit serves to guide the County’s workforce system with a framework and resources to develop and sustain effective career pathways, systems and programs, and is designed to:

  • Help prepare today’s workforce for the needs of growing and newly emerging industries
  • Provide area businesses with updated economic and labor market information
  • Educate workforce development professionals and job seekers about high-growth industries with projected demand for skilled workers, as well as the skills and credentials in the highest demand with employers

Information sessions on Baltimore County’s top industries and in-demand occupations are held monthly at the three County career centers, located in Eastpoint, Hunt Valley and Randallstown.

Occupational Data

Support Service Occupations

Support Service Occupations (SSOs) are jobs that can be found across all industries that are critical to the daily operation, administration and management of the business. Learn more about the top support service positions by occupational category (PDF).

Key Data By Industry

Read more about the economic impact that Baltimore County’s industries have on the region and key occupational data for each by selecting the below PDFs:

Using the Job Connector Toolkit 2019 Update

Baltimore County has projected growth across its industries, but jobs have changed and there is greater employer demand for advanced professional skills and technical credentials. The Toolkit helps align anticipated business needs with the local workforce and education systems to build a skilled talent pipeline.

Job Seekers and Students

Job seekers need to keep their skills and credentials up-to-date to meet the demands of today’s employers. It's equally important to understand local economic trends when researching opportunities that fit one’s career goals. Individuals at any career phase can use the Toolkit to identify how to translate their education, knowledge and expertise into in-demand occupations in the County.

Workforce Professionals

Workforce and education professionals can use these resources to better assist students, adult learners, job seekers, and people in career transition in making informed decisions about their employment and training goals. This data, when aligned with comprehensive counseling, can give job seekers a competitive advantage and help them learn how to maximize their earning potential over the course of a career.


Identifying and closing skill gaps in the workforce means businesses can be more productive and competitive. Employers can use the data to understand current trends and the economic impact of the County’s business communities when considering starting, expanding or maintaining a business in the County.
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