Maryland seeks to promote economic growth and vitality by leveraging opportunities to develop a talent pipeline that aligns with industry and business needs.

Talent Recruitment

The Maryland Workforce Exchange provides fast access for job seekers, students, employers, training providers, case managers, workforce professional and others to a complete set of employment tools.

Workforce Development & Adult Learning Services help businesses identify talented candidates and retain employees to minimize turnovers.

Maryland's American Job Centers are dedicated to serving job seekers and businesses.  They are conveniently located throughout the state.

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has a list of upcoming Job Fairs and Events for you to explore.

Workforce Development

The Maryland WorkSmart Program is a joint initiative of the Maryland Department of Commerce and the Maryland Association of Community Colleges. WorkSmart leverages the strengths of the Maryland community college network to offer an array of workforce training solutions to Maryland businesses. They can help identify and create a workforce training program tailored to your business needs.

EARN Maryland is an industry-led, regional focused, state-funded, competitive workforce development grant program.  EARN is a proven strategy for helping businesses compete and grow by connecting them with skilled workforce talent.

Providing Paid Sick and Safe Leave For Your Employees

The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave for certain employees. It also requires that employers who employ 14 or fewer employees to provide unpaid sick and safe leave for certain employees. In 2018, the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance was tasked with assisting Maryland’s businesses to implement the new law. To learn more about the new law, please review the Frequently Asked Questions other businesses have had. If you have questions, please contact