Manufacturers’ Job Fair
BERC will host a Manufacturers’ Only Job Fair on June 22nd from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in Westminster. Careers in manufacturing typically offer great pay and benefits and often lead to career advancement within the industry. Carroll County manufacturing is growing with the addition of several new and expanding manufacturers over the past year; these manufacturers are adding hundreds of jobs.
Some of the manufacturers that are planning to attend the job fair include:
Cobham Mission Systems
English American Tailoring
Knorr Brake Company
LAI International, Inc.
Land Sea Air Manufacturing
North America Millwright Inc.
Shelter Systems, Ltd.
The Strouse Corporation
Types of positions that will be posted include:
HVAC Assembly Technician
Packing / Finishers
Rail Service Technician
Rotary Die Cut Machine Operators
Senior Project Managers
Shipping & Receiving
Welders & Certified Welders
If you have questions, please contact Scott Singleton at 410-386-2521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workforce Center staff provides Rapid Response
State and local workforce system partners offer Rapid Response to help businesses and workers deal with the effects of layoffs, business consolidations and plant closures, including those that result from increased competition from imports, natural disasters, and other events.
Rapid Response is a pro-active, business-focused, and flexible service designed to respond to layoffs by quickly coordinating services and providing information to companies and their affected workers. Rapid Response teams work with employers and any employee representative(s) to quickly maximize public resources to minimize disruptions associated with job loss. Rapid Response can provide customized services on-site at an affected company, accommodate any work schedules, and assist companies and workers through the challenging transitions associated with job loss.
Rapid Response in Carroll County is delivered by Carroll County BERC staff in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation personnel for small and large group layoffs. Many local services are available from resume and interview workshops, career counseling, and job search to re-skilling, skills upgrading, and job training. If you need Rapid Response at your place of business, contact BERC Manager, Denise Rickell at 410-386-2820.
Apprenticeship and Training
Carroll County and Maryland both are supporting apprenticeship training as a way for employers to hire and train workers to meet their business needs. Employees are hired and earn a salary while they are working and learning skills on-the-job and in the classroom. There are hundreds of approved apprenticeship training programs in Maryland and businesses may apply for assistance to set up a new apprenticeship program and present their program to the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council for approval.
Candidates for apprenticeship must be 18 years old and have a Maryland High School diploma equivalency. They must be physically able to perform the required tasks, have transportation and be drug free. Candidates may also have to successfully pass specified tests in math and English.
If you are interested in Apprenticeship training as an employer or trainee, download the Maryland Apprenticeship 2.0 Training That Works here and speak to BERC Manager Denise Rickell at 410-386-2820.
Youth Program looking for work experience sites
Carroll’s Youth Program connects Out-of-school youth, ages 16-24, with continuing education, skills training for in-demand occupations, and work experience…all leading to a good job or enrollment in post-secondary education. One of the program challenges is to find qualified work experience sites where supervision is available to mentor the youth in expected work habits. If you have a business that is willing to provide a work experience site, we would like to talk to you. Some of the benefits of mentoring a youth in a work experience include positive community relations and expanding company labor resources in a tight labor market, and a wage subsidy provided by the program.
If you would like to provide a work experience site, please contact Ashley Wantz, Youth Program Coordinator at 410-386-2826.
Apprenticeship Employer Fair (IT, Cyber security and Digital & Social Media)
Tuesday, June 20th
1:45 – 6:00 PM
Alliance Technology Group Headquarters
7010 Hi Tech Drive, Hanover, MD
Manufacturers’ Job Fair
Thursday, June 22nd
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Carroll County BERC
224 N. Center Street, Westminster
Maryland Manufacturing Apprenticeship Accelerator
Wednesday, June 28th
8:30 – 11:30 AM
UMBC, Research and Technology Park
Contact Kerry Wells to register.