Department of Labor Announces $1.2 Million for Nationally Recognized Program
The head of Maryland’s Department of Labor, Secretary Tiffany Robinson, announced an award of more than $1.2 million in state funds to grow the department’s Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) program. The nationally recognized program is a workforce development solution aimed at cultivating a trained and highly skilled workforce.
EARN Maryland awards funding to strategic industry partnerships comprised of employers, non-profits, higher education, local workforce development boards, and local governments. Based upon employer-identified training needs, partnerships provide education and skills training to unemployed and underemployed Marylanders. The program also provides career advancement strategies for incumbent workers. For more information on the EARN program, please visit the Department of Labor’s webpage here.