Please call 410-386-2820 to register for workshops. (unless otherwise noted)

The MD Dept of Labor requires customers receiving unemployment to show 3 activities relating to their job search,  customers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) to receive credit. Before attending, please set up an account in the Maryland Workforce Exchange.


Reemployment Opportunities Workshop

This workshop covers the emotional and practical sides of unemployment in addition to offering motivational tips to get your job search re-energized. Pre-registration is required for this workshop.

Resume Writing Now

Learn how to develop a résumé.  Includes a mini-lecture on formatting suggestions, and current trends. Self-assessments, website resources and examples will also be provided. You will also learn techniques to target your résumé to fit the jobs to which you are applying.

Finding Job Leads

In this interactive session, we’ll describe the Hidden Job Market, explore tactics of networking, and how the Internet does and does NOT help you to find job leads.

Overcoming the Age Factor

Describes the stereotypes and issues related to the job search.  Options for how to address these will be explained.  Tips and tools for overcoming these barriers and personal branding to maximize your value in the job search will be presented.


This information is useful between jobs, during a layoff, or when you need to learn good financial management. Learn how to create manageable financial goals and to develop a budget for financial security.

Interviewing Skills

This virtual workshop will describe the skills needed for successful interviewing, including preparation, asking and answering questions, especially “Tell Me About Yourself”, body language and follow up after  the  interview.

Job Club Virtual

Join other job seekers in a networking group and share ideas, information and job leads.

LinkedIn Workshop

Introduces you to LinkedIn as a tool in job search.  You will learn the basic purpose, major uses and value of this form of social media.  This will include information and examples of how to set up a basic profile and conduct network searches. You will be guided  through additional uses and resources that LinkedIn offers.

You Can Do It! Computer Basics

A basic hands-on computer class for beginners. The presentation introduces keyboarding; setting up and using email; searching the internet; saving documents and more!

Skills/Career Assessments

Evaluate  your basic academic skills in preparation for occupational training.  New Century program personalizes lessons to improve math and reading skills.  Career Scope offers an assessment of occupational interests and aptitudes to assist you with your next career move.

Ready, Set, Go!

Designed for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company. Participants will learn the “nuts & bolts” of becoming an entrepreneur, from business planning to legal business entity formation. Additional information is shared with the participant on the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), its services, what one can expect when entering the business world, the business plan, finance management, funding sources, marketing…a guide to beginning a successful future in a business world.

**Veterans and eligible spouses will be given priority of service.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410.386.3600 or 1.888.302.8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1.800.735.2258 as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event. Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer/program; discrimination in WIOA Title I financially assisted programs or activities is prohibited by federal law; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.