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March 13, 2013
The House of Delegates has passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to create a grant process to help get people the skills for jobs that are in high demand. The House passed the bill 115 to 23 on Tuesday. The Senate already has approved the measure. It makes $2.5 million available for the Employment Advancement Now Initiative. The program will encourage regional training collaborations among businesses, nonprofits, colleges and local governments. It also will focus on industries such as traditional and advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and health care.
NEWS
May 21, 2010
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. will close its credit card center in Frederick by the end of the year, eliminating 600 jobs, the company said Thursday. Tim Keefe, spokesman for Chase, said the facility, which deals mainly with delinquent accounts, will be phased out beginning in the summer. He said the decision was based on diminishing delinquent account volumes and the need to increase efficiency. Keefe said that operations will be moved to other Chase locations.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2013
With possible changes in the works for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, area residents recently offered advice about what they thought the EDC could do to bring jobs to the area. Bryan Martin of Hagerstown said the Hagerstown-Washington County area should be able to use its airport and highways as selling points to lure prospective businesses. “We've got an airport that is underrated and we're right at the intersection of two major highways (Interstate 70 and Interstate 81)
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2011
Two new government contracts won by AECOM Technology Corp. will preserve 420 jobs at Letterkenny Army Depot as the company begins to handle technical support services at the depot. The affected employees, who were working under an existing contract, will move to the contracts awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration to AECOM, a Letterkenny spokeswoman said. The two concurrent contracts total $72 million over three years, an AECOM news release stated. AECOM will work with production engineering, electronic support, manufacturing and fabrication, mechanical equipment, and paint.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2012
Chambersburg Mall was packed with people Thursday, but they weren't shopping for bargains - they were shopping for jobs. Even before the second annual Here to Help Job Fair opened at 9 a.m., hundreds of job seekers flooded into the mall in search of employment. “Jobs are something that excite me. Economic opportunity for people is what drives me,” said state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, who hosted the event “Hearing all the stories about people who are struggling to make ends meet really breaks my heart,” he said.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | January 19, 2013
Dr. Hal Butler wants to hire a receptionist for his Hagerstown dental practice. Thus far, more than 200 people have applied. John Kelly wants to hire five new workers for his Mount Airy, Md., sign company. He's got stacks of applications - some from people who, he said, are far overqualified. “It's heartbreaking, really,” Kelly said. “I've worked in large companies myself. Some of the resumes we're getting are people who should be in companies like that. But these people just need a job.” So it is in an economy where new job opportunities still are scarce and unemployment rates remain higher than before the recession.
NEWS
February 7, 2013
Md. lawmakers approve natural gas surcharge bill ANNAPOLIS (AP) - Natural gas companies would be able to seek a surcharge of up to $2 on monthly gas bills to help recover costs for replacing aging infrastructure, in a measure approved by state lawmakers Thursday. The Senate voted 35-12 after spirited debate. The House of Delegates' vote was 120-17. The measures are similar and any differences will need to be worked out for the legislation to go to Gov. Martin O'Malley. Lawmakers who supported the bill said companies need the cash to help replace aging pipes and address safety concerns.
NEWS
July 31, 2000
25 jobs left to fill About 30 Head Start positions have been filled, with another 25 still to go, according to Paul Pittman, executive director of Resources for Children and Families. Pittman said Resources for Children and Families has been interviewing job candidates since last week and plans to continue through early next week. Resources for Children and Families had 55 openings in mid-July. The Head Start school year begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Positions left to fill include teachers, teacher assistants, administrative assitants and bus drivers.
NEWS
By KAREN HANNA | November 30, 1999
HAGERSTOWN karenh@herald-mail.com About 200 workers face the choice of losing their jobs or moving elsewhere as part of a restructuring plan that will eliminate about two-thirds of the positions at Hagerstown's Roadway Express terminal. "Everybody has a chance to follow the work, but whether you want to go, that's the big thing," truck driver Mike Mimnall said Tuesday. According to a reorganization plan that takes effect March 12, Hagerstown's East Oak Ridge Drive terminal, which employs about 292 people, will lose 196 positions, Teamsters Local 992 Secretary-Treasurer Tom W. Krause said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2012
Two Berkeley County employees could lose their jobs because federal funding for a program that the Berkeley County Council used to hire them has been cut, officials said Thursday. Less than three weeks ago, the council voted 3-1 to hire an assistant for Litter Control/Code Enforcement Officer Donna Seiler through the Employment Subsidy Program administered by WorkForce West Virginia. The county had agreed to pay $13,443 in benefits to the employee and was to be reimbursed for the employee's salary of $26,063, officials have said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com HM Media | August 21, 2013
The employment outlook across the nation might be dismal, but the president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp. said there are new jobs on the horizon. L. Michael Ross said a Brazilian-based company is bringing a facility to Chambersburg in the next year. “It's a year out, but TORCOMP will build a 21,000-square-foot facility in the Cumberland Valley Business Park,” Ross said. TORCOMP expects to hire 80 people for manufacturing jobs within three years, he said.
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NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2013
A man who admitted during an interview for a law-enforcement job that he had sex with an unconscious woman was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to a third-degree sex offense. Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley sentenced Taylor Richard Metzger, 22, of Windy Haven Road, Smithsburg, to three years in state prison, suspending two years and ordering that the remaining year be served in the Washington County Detention Center. On March 4, Metzger was being interviewed for a position with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, according to the investigative report filed by that agency.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2013
The Berkeley County Council voted Thursday to set aside the provisions of the county's “clean/safe” law, but decided in a separate 3-1 vote to continue funding the county's related litter control/code enforcement officer position through the end of June 2014. Councilman Douglas E. Copenhaver Jr., who voted against the litter control officer funding issue, said the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority should be handling litter control enforcement efforts, not the county's planning department.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2013
A Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney who pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court to drug distribution charges was sent a job-termination letter Wednesday, Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Ralph Lorenzetti said. James Casimiro III, 37, of Charles Town, W.Va., was terminated as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Lorenzetti said. The letter was mailed Wednesday to Casimiro, who was suspended without pay at the time of his arrest last month, and it also was being faxed to his attorney, Lorenzetti said.
SPORTS
July 27, 2013
Over the last week, the struggling Washington Nationals have fired their hitting coach and demoted the team's former closer. Whatever changes the organization makes over the remainder of the 2013 season, removing manager Davey Johnson from his post will not be one of them. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says there's “no chance that he won't be the manager until the end of the season.” Washington is in second place, but sports a frustrating 51-54 record and was well behind Atlanta in the NL East standings.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 18, 2013
A $93 million Procter & Gamble warehouse being developed in Franklin County, Pa., is expected to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to the region, the company announced Thursday. The consumer goods powerhouse said it will use a new 1.7 million-square-foot distribution center to serve its Northeast retailers. “Shippensburg is a perfect location,” said Jeff LaRoy, a spokesman for P&G. P&G will lease the facility from Liberty Property Trust, a real estate investment business based in Malvern, Pa. It has holdings in the Lehigh Valley, central Pennsylvania and Hagerstown.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 12, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, a probable 2014 gubernatorial candidate, was talking manufacturing jobs instead of litigation Friday in a meeting with labor and management at the United Auto Workers Local 171 union hall in Hagerstown. Gansler made the visit as part of his “Building Our Best Maryland” tour to promote a seven-point program to encourage manufacturing in the state during a roundtable discussion. “One thing you hear all the time is how many companies have left” the state, Gansler told a gathering of about 50 people, including executives from manufacturing companies Volvo, Cinetic Landis and Berwick Offray.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2013
A recent state audit of several financial operations at Washington County Public Schools resulted in recommendations on how to improve internal controls and safeguards, including verifying costs provided by outside parties. The school system has or is responding to all 18 findings, and in several cases already has addressed the deficiencies, according to the school system's response to the state and school system officials. One of the findings has the school system working with a heating oil broker to recover more than $600 believed to have been billed to the school system in error, said David Brandenburg, the school system's director of accounting.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
The Chambersburg Area School Board rescinded its offer to appoint a former assistant superintendent into another leadership position at the same salary and benefits. By a 6-3 vote Wednesday night, the school board voted to amend a move on March 13 that in effect removed Cathy Dusman from her job as assistant superintendent and made her director of early childhood education. Voting for the change were Phillip Miracle, Stanley Helman, Kim Amsley-Camp, Fred Rice, Joe Tosten and Norman Blowers.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
A $15.9 million expansion of U.S. Coast Guard operations in the Eastern Panhandle announced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will add 150 new information technology jobs, according to the senator's office. The expansion of the Coast Guard Operations System Center's activities to a new facility in Jefferson County will soon begin to reduce the center's overall operating costs, the announcement said. “Jefferson County is going to get a long-awaited economic boost, and this expansion will make sure the center can continue providing top-notch support for the Coast Guard,” said Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
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