State Labor Department Shares “Back to Work” Resources with Local Leaders

On a recent call with county and municipal leaders, Assistant Secretary of Labor Jim Rzepkowski reviewed a variety of programs and resources constituting a “back to work” effort for employers and workers across Maryland.

During a bi-weekly call bringing together Administration and local government leaders, Assistant Secretary Rzepkowski spoke about a number of programs under the Department engineered to help accelerate job regrowth in the months ahead.

The full presentation is available online as a downloadable pdf document.

Rzepkowski also recently presented at MACo’s Summer Conference, speaking about apprenticeship and career training offerings.

“Maryland businesses are currently experiencing a serious labor shortage, and our goal at Labor is to connect qualified jobseekers with these opportunities,” said Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson. “The outstanding workforce development staff in the 32 American Job Centers across our state offer jobseekers the free services and training they need to achieve their career goals. I encourage every business searching for talent and every jobseeker interested in advancing his or her career to reach out to us as soon as possible.”

Following the presentation, staff from the Department of Labor suggested that additional information from the Department website could prove useful to county officials interested in workforce growth and development:

To follow up on the presentation materials, contact:

James (Jim) Rzepkowski
Assistant Secretary
Division of Workforce Development & Adult Learning
Maryland Department of Labor



Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties
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