For Job Seekers
With so much growth in our region, there are a wide range of employment opportunities
available to skilled workers. A number of agencies are available to help you sort
through the possibilities and, if necessary, connect you to training to expand your
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation
, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor,
Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), provides workforce and training services to Anne
Arundel County citizens and businesses. AAWDC operates six One-Stop Career Centers
throughout Anne Arundel County that offer job seeker services including:
- Job Search Assistance - Includes job referral and placement
assistance, Federal, state and local job listings, access to online job listings,
prescreening, pre-employment skills assessment, and job searches in the Maryland
- Job Fairs – AAWDC, with partners including Fort Meade and
Anne Arundel Community College, hosts at least seven large job fairs each year.
Smaller recruitment events are held throughout the year in the One-Stop Career
Centers. In partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, AAWDC facilitates
job fairs at each of the County’s public high schools in the spring to connect
businesses and summer job seekers.
- Career Development and Computer Skills Workshops – Include
Interviewing Techniques, Résumé Preparation, Basic Keyboarding, Microsoft Word
- Resource Center – The
One-Stop Career Centers
maintain a library of software, books, publications and other literature to
support job search activities. Job seekers also have access to computers, faxes,
copiers and phones to prepare résumés and cover letters, search for and apply
to job openings.
- Career Guidance – Information on current labor market information
and future projections, occupation and wage trends; and interest, skills and
Job Clubs – Informal groups that offer a forum
for sharing information and accessing local employment resources. No registration
is required and anyone is welcome to attend any of these groups. Groups meeting
in a church usually begin with a prayer. Most groups have e-mailing lists that
share useful and timely information for job seekers in between meeting times.
- Reemployment Assistance - Programs for employees facing
downsizing include orientation to One-Stop services, career development workshops,
individual career coaching and career assessment, job search seminars, resume
preparation and retraining programs.
- Training and Development
– Assessment of training eligibility and qualifications, training and education
information, apprenticeship information, short-term training including GED preparation
and job skills training for eligible individuals.
- Supportive Services – Through partnerships with other agencies,
AAWDC provides information and referrals to a variety of supportive services.
- Unemployment Insurance – To file for unemployment insurance,
Anne Arundel County Public Library
provides job search help including job application assistance, resume help, and
referral for further training as needed through a partnership with the Anne Arundel
Workforce Development Center. They also offer a wide range of resources to help
you research companies for whom you want to work, prepare for tests, or apply to
colleges and graduate schools and find financial aid information.
Interested in exploring a new career path?
Anne Arundel Community College
offers a wide range of programs, from their Entrepreneurial Studies Institute for
those interested in starting their own business to Homeland Security, Hospitality,
Culinary Arts and Tourism, Teaching, and an array of health care professions. Their
new Cyber Center offers industry-recognized certifications for cybersecurity, cyber
forensics, and information assurance.
Expansion at Fort George G. Meade has created a significant number of jobs
in our area, not all of them requiring technical skills or security clearances.
For information on jobs at Fort Meade, visit our Fort Meade Employment
The new Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills, scheduled to open in June
2012, has many jobs available. For more information and an application, visit their
Live! Casino - Careers. They will also be relying
on referrals through Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation.