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Labor Market Information

Labor Market Information

Economic Overview Reports 

Labor Market Information can be tailored to your needs. Please contact Ellen LaFrankie at for customized information.  

Maryland Apprenticeship & Training Program (MATP)

The Maryland Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Locator page is a useful resource for those interested in becoming an apprentice or for those interested in hiring an apprentice. 

For more information, visit the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) website.

MD Apprenticeship

Job Postings - By County

Maryland Workforce Exchange

Jobs can be posted at no cost using the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) website. For assistance, please contact

Ellen LaFrankie at

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Please click on the links below to view the job flyer. Each job flyer has an assigned number. Additional job information can be found by entering the job number in the "Search Jobs" box on the MWE website

Please note: The numbers listed at the end of each link indicate when the job closes. 


Governor Hogan Announces $15 Million Jobs That Build Initiative to Hire More Construction Workers For Capital Projects

Offers Up to $10K In Recruitment and Retention Initiatives For Workers; Uses To Include Sign-On and Retention Bonuses, Training Programs, Housing or Child Care Expenses Will Help Meet Demand For Projects Generated By Federal and State Investments

Application Available Immediately; Grants To Be Awarded In Coming Weeks

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new $15 million Jobs That Build Initiative to eliminate real-world barriers to careers in infrastructure, and help keep pace with the demand for capital projects generated by unprecedented federal and state investments. The program offers grants of up to $10,000 per worker to enhance recruitment efforts, facilitate smarter training, and support enduring employee retention. 

“To address this challenge head-on and immediately jumpstart the workforce pipeline for infrastructure projects at the state and local levels, today I am announcing a new Jobs That Build Initiative to help provide infrastructure workers with up to $10,000 in incentives,” said Governor Hogan. “We are making an initial investment of $15 million into this initiative—which is the first of its kind in the nation—and expect that this will help bring on thousands of construction workers and ensure that more capital projects are delivered on time and on budget.”







Jobs That Build: One-Pager | FAQ | Application

Jobs That Build
Heritage Areas

Financial Incentives in Maryland Heritage Areas

Financial incentives for the Maryland Heritage Areas Program are awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). To apply, an organization must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be located within the boundaries of a certified Heritage Area, or

  • Have a project that takes place within the boundaries of a certified Heritage Area.

FY 2024 Grant Round

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY 2024 grant materials for capital and non-capital heritage tourism projects are now available, including a newly revised and streamlined application!

Begin the first step in the application process by completing an Intent to Apply form no later than 11:59 pm on January 31, 2023. 

For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Planning: Maryland Historical Trust website.


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MD Appre Tax Credit

Maryland Apprenticeship Tax Credit

Maryland’s  Apprenticeship Tax Credit is  available to employers who hire new Registered Apprentices. 

Details regarding the new Maryland Apprenticeship Tax Credit are summarized below:

  • Employers will continue to be able to claim the credit for new Registered Apprentices.

  • Employers can now also claim the credit for certain Youth Apprentices.

  • For employers to qualify, their Youth Apprentices must have had employment with the taxpayer for at least 450 hours of the taxable year OR employment for Registered Apprentices with the employer for at least seven full months of the taxable year.

  • For each eligible Registered Apprentice, an employer can claim a credit of $3,000. For each eligible Youth Apprentice, an employer can claim a credit of $1,000.

  • Each employer/taxpayer may claim up to a maximum of $15,000 in credit per taxable year.

For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Labor website. 

Businesses and job seekers interested in apprenticeships are also invited to email or call


Supply Chain

Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program

The Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program assists Maryland manufacturers that have been adversely affected by COVID with impacts to operations, workforce and/or sales.  The Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program will include a business assessment and review of a company’s business practices to better understand the impacts on the business and the opportunities to help overcome them.

To qualify for funding, companies must be able to identify a discrete project effort that will help to expand their supplier base or help their company become a better supplier. Examples include, but are not limited to, technical assistance, consulting services, engineering services, training services related to the following: business strategy, resilience, and recovery; developing new customers/new markets; strengthening your supply chain; improving performance as a supplier; enhancing software and systems (funds may not be used for purchase of software, only for consulting, training, and technical support); and implementing advanced manufacturing technology.


Partnership for Workforce Quality (PWQ)

PWQ provides matching training grants and support services targeted to improve the competitive position of small and mid-sized manufacturing and technology companies. Grants are used to increase the skills of existing workers for new technologies and production processes, improve employee productivity and increase employment stability.

  • For More information, visit the Maryland Department of Commerce website

Comm Dev Programs

Community Development - Funding and Support Programs

For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Grant, Loan, and Tax Credit Program website

cybersecurity resilience

Small Business Cybersecurity Resilience in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Commerce was awarded Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program funds from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The funds were used to create the Small business Cybersecurity Resilience in Maryland (SCRIM) program, which includes training and direct services for 40 small businesses to help them mitigate future cyber attacks through employee training and the installation of advanced hardware and software up to $10,000 per business. 

  • For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Commerce website.

Dev Financing Authority

Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​MSBDFA promotes the viability and expansion of all small businesses in Maryland. It has a focus on businesses owned by economically and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. MSBDFA uses include working capital, supplies and materials, machinery and equipment acquisition, acquisition of real estate, and leasehold improvements. Other uses include the purchase of an existing business or obtaining bid,  financing of  contracts, which receive the majority of their funding from federal, state, local government, or regulated utilities. MSBDFA can also provide bid, payment, and performance bid, payment, and surety bonds.

  • For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Commerce website.

ExportMD Program

ExportMD Program

​​​​The ExportMD Program helps to offset some of the costs of marketing internationally for Maryland's small and mid-sized companies.  ​​​Maryland companies that receive an ExportMD Award are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with an international marketing project. The program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.​ Traditionally, many companies used the funds to offset travel expenses related to international marketing, but the funds can be applied for other marketing initiatives, ranging from website development to registration costs for virtual trade shows and missions. Companies that do not qualify for the ExportMD program can still receive other forms of assistance through the Maryland Office of International Investment and Trade​ (OIIT)​. Please contact the office to learn what resources may be available to your firm.

  • For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Commerce website.

Business Trainings

Business Training Opportunities & Business Resources

How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business

The pandemic and economic relief efforts have led to more grant opportunities than ever for the nation's small businesses. With the main federal relief programs now over, small businesses are seeking out other funding opportunities that may be available to them. This workshop will help you understand the small business grant landscape, things to consider, where to find funding, and more. 

  • The different types of grants available to small business owners

  • Tips for crafting your grant application

  • Other free and low-cost capital options for your business

  • Question and answer period

Recorded Webinar

Duration: 1 hour

For more information and to view the webinar, visit the SCORE website

Business Solutions - Free Webinar

Hosted By: Maryland Department of Labor

Business Solutions for Maryland Employers - FREE webinar for employers!

Attention Employers!


We know the struggle is real when it comes to finding talent and building your workforce. Please join our webinar to learn more about tax credits, grants, and other tools to help you build and retain your talent! You will hear from State of Maryland Programs on various resources that support your workforce development needs. Let's navigate the challenging business landscape together and pave the way for success.

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 12pm - 1pm

For more information and to reserve your tickets, visit their reservation link.

Empowering Not-For-Profit Leaders to Leverage AI 

CBIZ Marks Paneth invites you to join us on Thursday, February 1st, for the next seminar in our Future Ready Not-for-Profit series: Empowering Not-For-Profit Leaders to Leverage AI.  Hear from CBIZ’s Chief Innovation Officer, Rob McGillen, how not-for-profits can strategically and ethically leverage artificial intelligence. 

We’ll explore how artificial intelligence can:

  • Automate routine tasks to improve organizational efficiency

  • Enhance prospect research and fundraising strategies 

  • Streamline grant research, planning, and execution

  • Empower strategic decision-making through data analytics

  • Help small teams do more with limited resources

Date: Thursday, February 1st, 2024

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM ET

For more information and to register, visit the CBIZ website.

Unlocking Maryland's Economic Potential: Key Population and Workforce Trends

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

  • Introducing the 2023 Competitiveness Redbook for Maryland

"Featuring data comparing Maryland to the rest of the nation in key indicators including population change, employment growth, wages, taxation and more. The 2023 Competitiveness Redbook is a data-driven snapshot of Maryland’s economic health, comparing the state to the rest of the nation in a variety of key indicators, including population change, employment growth, opening and closing rates of establishments, wages, taxation and economic, fiscal and regulatory freedom. As you’ll see in the data, while there are areas of strength, our state and our businesses are struggling with issues including inflation, a crippling workforce shortage, high rates of taxation, and burdensome economic, fiscal and regulatory policies that are making it difficult to attract and retain businesses, support growth, and ensure Marylanders have plentiful opportunities to secure great jobs."

Website: MD Chamber of Commerce - Resources

  • Economic Indicator Spotlight: Maryland’s Population & Employment Trends

  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce Blog Post: 

Understanding Maryland’s Economic Competitiveness: Spotlight on Population & Workforce

"Today we’re focusing on trends regarding population and employment, and what that means for Maryland. As you’ll see, Maryland ranks poorly for total population change, with the state losing 7,550 residents, mostly due to net domestic migration, from 2020 to 2021. In addition, Maryland ranks modestly for employment growth, only gaining 155,000 non-agricultural jobs within the ten-year period of 2012 to 2022. These metrics have negative implications for our economy, including workforce shortages, a declining tax base, a shrinking consumer market and barriers to future economic growth."

Website: MD Chamber of Commerce - Blog Post

Unlocking Potential

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Attention Manufacturers - Demo Day at Chesapeake College


Advanced Manufacturing, new course and lab work examples to be demonstrated. Meet college staff, your manufacturing peers and those interested in learning more about manufacturing training.


Date: Thursday February 22, 2024.

Time: 1-3PM

Location: 1000 College Circle Wye Mills, MD 21679

Building: QA Tech Building, Room 123.  Map - Building #5

RSVP: Frank Williams, Advanced Manufacturing Program Coordinator, o: 410-827-5842 ext. 5842,

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