Services Overview

The Business/Employment Resource Center offers everything you need to look for a job, choose or change a career or develop and learn new skills. Services at NO COST include:

Job Seeker Tools

  • Accommodations and assistance to persons with disabilities
  • Skills and aptitude tests
  • Assessments – career and employment
  • Career services
  • Interview practice
  • Job fairs
  • Job search techniques and assistance
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Resume’ and cover letter critique and assistance
  • Training referrals
  • Veterans services
  • Workshops and seminars

Career Resource Center

  • Career resource library
  • Computer lab with internet access for career and job search
  • Laser printers, copiers, telephones and fax machine
  • Newspapers
  • Information on approved training providers
  • Labor market information

Call BERC at 410.386.2820 or drop in to visit the center during listed business hours.

Minimum Wage Adjustments

Employers with 15 or more employees:

  • January 1, 2020 – $11.00 per hour
  • January 1, 2021 – $11.75 per hour
  • January 1, 2022 – $12.50 per hour
  • January 1, 2023 – $13.25 per hour
  • January 1, 2024 – $14.00 per hour
  • January 1, 2025 – $15.00 per hour

Employers with 14 or fewer employees:

  • January 1, 2020 – $11.00 per hour
  • January 1, 2021 – $11.60 per hour
  • January 1, 2022 – $12.20 per hour
  • January 1, 2023 – $12.80 per hour
  • January 1, 2024 – $13.40 per hour
  • January 1, 2025 – $14.00 per hour
  • January 1, 2026 – $14.60 per hour
  • July 1, 2026 – $15.00 per hour