Qualtrics Launches Experience Design Hybrid Work and Workplaces Solutions

Qualtrics launches experience design hybrid work and workplaces solutions to help companies thrive in the "new world" of work. Qualtrics is the world’s most trusted research software. As technology scales from people and companies to communities and governments, Qualtrics will begin to close gaps in ways they never dreamed possible. Not only will their technology power the world’s greatest companies, but by understanding human emotions, beliefs, sentiments and values, they will close some of the…

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Hogan to Provide Funding for College Program in Honor of Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr.
Senate President Mike Miller, Courtesy of Maryland General Assembly
Hogan to Provide Funding for College Program in Honor of Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr.

Governor Larry Hogan announced that he will be providing $1 million to Washington College in his forthcoming Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal to fund a new directorship within the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience to honor the historic legacy of longtime Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr., who passed away in January of this year. The Miller Director of Civic Engagement will oversee programs that utilize history to address contemporary challenges…

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Feds Announce Grant to Support Environmental Health in Underserved Schools

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new round of grants to states, local governments, nonprofits, and others to support children’s environmental health in schools and childcare settings in underserved communities. The Childrens’ Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities Grant supports projects that advance children’s environmental well-being through education, training, tools, and capacity building. According to a press release: EPA anticipates awarding ten grants of $200,000 each for up to a two-year…

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Senior Planet Montgomery Announces New Technology Classes for Seniors

Montgomery County has announced that Senior Planet Montgomery is expanding its class offerings for adults aged 50+ to include social media and digital storytelling. Local classes are offered through a partnership between the County's Department of Technology Services' ultraMontgomery program, the County’s Department of Recreation, Montgomery County Public Libraries, and the nonprofit OATS (Older Adults Technology Services), an affiliate of AARP. The Senior Planet website articulates the purpose of the organization: Senior Planet from AARP harnesses technology…

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American Fidelity Offers Products and Services for Human Resources Departments

American Fidelity offers a wide variety of products and services for Human Resources departments. American Fidelity specializes in the education, public sector, automotive and healthcare industries with products like group and individual life, health and annuity services as well as other financial security products and services. In 1960, C.W. and C.B. Cameron founded American Fidelity Assurance Company based on a fundamental belief: The most important asset anyone has is their ability to work and earn…

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Maryland to Reopen American Job Centers for In-person Services

Physical Locations Reopening to Provide Comprehensive In-Person Employment, Training, and Business Services Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson today announced that the state’s 32 American Job Centers (AJCs), which served thousands of job seekers and businesses virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, are now reopening physical locations to provide in-person services. Maryland’s network of AJCs offers comprehensive employment, training, and business services that play a critical role in helping job seekers and employers fully…

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Anne Arundel Appoints New Equal Opportunity & Human Relations Officer

Smith’s prior roles include work with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, New York City Commission on Human Rights. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman today named Asha Smith as Anne Arundel County’s new Equal Opportunity and Human Relations Officer. “Asha Smith brings a wealth of equal employment knowledge and leadership to our team, including her key role in our school system’s response to the pandemic,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “I want to thank Joelle…

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Despite National Gains, Maryland’s Economic Recovery Wobbles

For the first time in 13 months, Maryland lost 6,400 jobs in June. The state's unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationally, nonfarm payrolls increased 850,000 for the month, which beat expectations. The national unemployment rate, however, rose to 5.9%. “Today’s jobs report is further evidence of the ongoing challenges our state’s economy is facing due to a serious labor…

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Maryland Receives Two Farm to School Grants from the USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $12 million in Farm to School Grants this year, announcing awards to 176 grantees, the most projects funded since the program began in 2013, with two Maryland grants included. “Helping schools expand access to healthy, locally grown produce through these grants is just one of the many ways USDA is transforming America’s food system,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Not only will this give children more nutritious…

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Cecil, CCPS Collaborate On Innovative School Construction Approach

Cecil County and Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) have made significant progress in their collaborative planning efforts for the new North East Middle School construction project. An exciting outcome of these discussions has been the growing interest of both the County and the school system to expand construction to also include North East High School as part of the project. This would create a comprehensive grade 6-12 middle/high school complex on property the County recently…

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