Mayor Pugh and Office of Employment Development Unveil New Mobile Workforce Center

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Catherine E. Pugh
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BALTIMORE, MD.  —  A new “mobile workforce resource” was unveiled today by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh that will serve as a career center on wheels for residents in need of job assistance and employment resources. Joined by Director of the Office of Employment Development Jason Perkins-Cohen, and the Chair of the Baltimore Workforce Development Board, Yariela Kerr-Donovan, Mayor Pugh highlighted the benefits of this mobile job resource vehicle in providing vital employment resources directly to citizens most in need and where they live.

“Providing Baltimore citizens who are determined to work with access to the full range of job resources is at the center of our efforts to move Baltimore forward,” said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.  “This state-of-the-art Mobile Workforce Center will serve as an essential vehicle – literally and figuratively – in bringing these resources directly to neighborhoods and for the benefit of citizens who need added assistance.”

The MWC is a 39’ workforce development center on wheels. It features: 16 computer workstations, laptops to increase service capacity to 24 customers, satellite Internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities and tables and chairs for outdoor presentations. The MWC staff provides an array of services to Baltimore City residents including: job readiness assessments to support job matching, resume review and customization, hosting job readiness workshops, job referral assistance, access to job search resources, community resource referrals and hosting recruitment and resource information events.

“We are pleased to offer another alternative for city residents to access our workforce development services to increase their employability skills,” Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Director Jason Perkins-Cohen said. “The Mobile Workforce Center is a valuable complement to our existing career centers and will provide further help to our unemployed and under employed citizens.”

Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups are able to request the Mobile Workforce Center for their large-scale events. For more information about the Mobile Workforce Center and the schedule of where it will be deployed, please visit https://moed.baltimorecity.gov/mobile-workforce-center.

 

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