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  1. County Executive Kamenetz Condemns President Trump’s Vicious Slurs Against Immigrants

    Says Particularly Appalling in Context of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today issued the statement below following President Trump’s attack on the people of Haiti and African nations:

    “As the leader of an increasingly diverse and growing county, I note the sharp irony that while we celebrate the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are plagued by the racist and ignorant words of our American president. President Trump’s disgraceful slurs against the people of Haiti and the continent of Africa are inexcusable.

    Dr. King surely would be saddened by the continuing racial discrimination and inequality in our modern society. ‘Nothing in all the world,' he said, ‘is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.’  Fitting words to match current times.”

    Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:37:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/county-executive-kamenetz-condemns-president-trump-s-vicious-slurs-against-immigrants
  2. Kamenetz Demands Sam’s Club Employee Contact Information to Assist Workers

    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.

    Randallstown 

    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

    Hunt Valley

    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

    Eastpoint

    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.

     

     

     

     

       

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:01:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/kamenetz-demands-sam-s-club-employee-contact-information-to-assist-workers
  3. Respect, Dignity and Paying it Forward

    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.

    Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:15:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/respect-dignity-and-paying-it-forward
  4. Deadline Extended for 2018 Woman of the Year Award Nominations

    Nominations Now Accepted through Friday, January 19

    The Baltimore County Commission for Women has extended the nomination deadline for its 2018 “Woman of the Year” and “Young Woman of the Year” awards from Friday January 12 until Friday, January 19.

    This is the 36th year the Commission for Women will honor women for their outstanding contributions to the community. Honorees will be notified after that date, and the awards will be presented in March of 2018.

    Female residents of Baltimore County who have made significant, unique, and lasting contributions to their community, workplace, or school to further the interest of women and families are eligible for the “Woman of the Year” award. Nominees for “Young Woman of the Year” must be a high school senior in Baltimore County who has made contributions in the community to further the interest of Baltimore County women and families. Previous winners and elected officials are not eligible to be nominated.

    Questions or requests for nomination forms may be directed to Nancy Surosky at 410-887-2450. Nomination forms are also available online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/nominate.

    Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:15:00 GMThttps://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/deadline-extended-for-2018-woman-of-the-year-award-nominations
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