Get Help Finding A Job in Maryland
If you're looking for a job, you can go to one of 32 American Job Centers located throughout the state of Maryland. You can get help with your career counseling, job readiness, employment leads, resume creation, cover letters, networking support and more. You can access computers, printers, photocopiers, fax machines, phones and the Internet to enhance your job search..
In addition to helping individuals looking for jobs, the centers can also help businesses.
If you're receiving unemployment insurance benefits, you may also be familiar with Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE). You may be required to complete steps with MWE each week as part of unemployment insurance.
Even if you're not receiving benefits, you can utilize MWE services. You can search for jobs, create a resume, and get education and training through MWE. The self-service portal also has an app. Search for MWEJOBS in the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.
American Job Centers have brick-and-mortar locations and MWE is online.
New American job training
If you're a New American, navigating the sometimes confusing maze of resources can be overwhelming. 211 can help New Americans with a number of health and human services as well as employment opportunities.
You can learn about GED opportunities and registered apprenticeships which are paid jobs that provide training for a skilled craftsperson and classroom instruction. Learn about these programs, which are available in a number of languages.
You can also get information on education and classes for New Americans.
Search for Employment Help
If you’re not sure what job suits you best, a career counselor can evaluate your aptitude, abilities and interests to help you choose a career or vocation and the training needed to obtain a job in a new industry.
Job training programs can help you sharpen your skills and gain the knowledge you need to land your next job.
To find other job assistance resources, including training programs in communities across Maryland, search the 211 database by need. What help do you need?
- Job Readiness
- Job Search and Placement
- Job Training
- Career Counseling
- Computer Training
- Vocational Assessment
- Work Permits
If you're a veteran, there are also Maryland job training programs focused on veteran needs.
Adult Education And GED® Support
If you don’t have a high school diploma and want to earn one, GED® Testing Service is the only authorized provider for testing in Maryland.
Several local organizations can help with test prep through adult education and literacy programs.
If you lost your job, through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits until you can find another job. The benefits replace part of your income for a limited time for eligible individuals.
Learn the steps in filing a claim and the weekly claim certification to keep your benefits.
Health Insurance while looking for a job
If you become unemployed, you may need additional financial support while you're looking for a job. You may be eligible for Medicaid, COBRA through your former employer or apply for insurance through Maryland Health Connection, within 60 days of losing your job. Get information about the health insurance programs available to you while looking for a job.
If you are hurt while working, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation. If the claim is accepted, the carrier or self-insured employer pays for the medical care. Plus, the worker receives compensation to replace the lost wages partially.
This insurance does not cover all injuries. Workers' compensation covers injuries caused by an “accidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment.”