Employment

American Job Center

410-819-4549; (410-819-4543)

410-819-4503

300 Market Street Denton, MD 21629

The Caroline County Career Center is a partnership built to provide employment-related services through a seamless delivery system. Partners include the Caroline County Department of Social Services, the Workforce Investment Office, Adult Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Service, and the Department of Labor.

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Service

The center offers job readiness training, job skills enhancement, employment referrals, career counseling, case management, resume assistance, special programs and workshops, and assistance making job contacts. Special assistance available to veterans.

Hours of Operation

Mon & Thurs 8 AM-4 PM

Areas Served

Caroline County

Caroline County Public Schools Transition Center Program

410-479-0100

10855 Central Avenue, Ridgely, MD 21660

The Transition Center Program (TCP) provides a continuum of transition services and career development services that connect community, work, and independent living activities to 18 to 21 year old students who earn a certificate of completion after completing four years of high school. After high school, this subset of students is at risk for higher unemployment, as well as increased dependency on government support programs and their families for continued support. We believe that with transition services that incorporate opportunities to access age appropriate environments, our students can prepare to live and work as independently as possible. The TCP provides training to assist participants in realizing these goals in three main locations: on the job site, in the community, and at the Transition Center lab.

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Activities at the Transition Center include job skills training, functional academics, self-determination skills training, social skills training, community-based work experiences, travel training, and independent living skills. The program also assists students in identifying career paths and accessing both adult services and community resources.

Eligibility

Participants must complete four years of high school with a Certificate of Completion (or be age equivalent), and successfully complete a trial period during the second semester of their fourth year of high school. Please contact the Transition Center for more information.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Office of Unemployment Insurance

1- 410- 334-6800

Unemployment insurance provides benefits to persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own and who are ready, willing and able to work, and actively seeking work.

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The Office of Unemployment Insurance conducts almost all business by telephone. Claims may be filed by telephone or online at the above web address. All Claim Centers take claims by telephone only, every Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. All informational telephone calls, such as finding out the status of your unemployment insurance claim, should be directed to the Claimant Information Service at 1-800-827-4839.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 8AM-2PM

Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board USWIB

410-822-1716 ext. 2270

Administrative Offices, PO Box 8, Wye Mills, MD 21679

Title I Career and training services related to qualifying for employment are available in the American Job Center in each County’s One-Stop Career Centers; provider of career services and Workforce Innovation & Opportunities Act (WIOA) Training vouchers.

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Employment and training services available without charge for all job seekers, both adults and youth in job connecting skills workshops every month free and open to the public; skills training vouchers to qualify for for available jobs. Access services through the American Job Centers in each county. The Maryland Workforce Exchange is the job matching system available to all at www.mwejobs.maryland.gov

Eligibility

Varies according to program.

Hours of Operation

American Job Center in Caroline County 300 Market Street Denton (410-819-4543) Mon & Thurs Only 8am-4pm

Fees

No fees

Areas Served

American Job Center Locations in Caroline, Talbot, Kent, Queen Anne, and Dorchester Counties.

Ages Served

16 and older

MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Workforce Development – Veterans Services

410-819-4549

410-819-4503

P.O. Box 400, Denton, MD 21629

Provides career and job counseling to qualifying veterans, including information on the labor market and jobs and employers in this area, assistance in tailoring skills and abilities to the job market, assistance with Hot Jobs and with the jobs listed locally, help using the Internet to expand your job searches, recommendations for training and education to qualify for better jobs and careers, information on Veteran job programs and training, assistance and instruction in use of the Resource Room facilities, resume preparation and critique, developing jobs for those Vets with barriers to employment, referral information on social service and family support, and links to Department of Veterans Affairs medical and benefits information.

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Eligibility

Veteran – A person who:
 (A) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge; (B) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or (C)as a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to section 12301(a), (d), or (g), 12302, or 12304 of title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge.Eligible Spouse – The spouse of any of the following:
  Any veteran who died of a service-connected disability, or Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: (i) Missing in action; (ii) Captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or (iii) Forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power, or
  Any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or
 Any veteran who died while a disability, as indicated in previous bullet of this section, was in existence.

Hours of Operation

8am-4pm

Fees

no cost for services

Areas Served

Caroline Counties

State of Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

410-767-8600 or 1-800-637-6247

410-333-1841

It is the mission of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights to ensure opportunity for all through the enforcement of Maryland’s laws against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and state contracts; to provide educational outreach services related to provisions of this law; and to promote and improve civil rights in Maryland.

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Case Processing:MCCR’s primary operations are devoted to the intake, investigation, and processing of discrimination complaints by those living in, working in, and visiting Maryland. MCCR is a neutral finder of fact. Evidence is collected by interviewing witnesses, gathering and analyzing documents, and conducting on-site visits. After completing an investigation, staff drafts a written finding. Legal:MCCR attorneys litigate cases before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and state and federal courts; prosecute subsequent appeals before Commission appeal panels, and state and federal appellate courts; and institute litigation responsibilities, responds to legal inquiries from the public; drafts legislation and regulations; and provides training to MCCR staff and upon request, the public.Education & Outreach:MCCR provides services, information, and training support to groups and individuals in Maryland. Some training topics include- Conflict Resolution, Dimensions of Diversity, Disability and Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace, Discrimination Prevention, Religious/Spiritual Awareness at Work, Sexual Harassment Prevention, and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity at Work.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

1-800-669-4000

410-209-2221

GH Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1432, Baltimore, MD 21201

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

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If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union, or employment agency, when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter, you may file a charge of discrimination with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Charges may be filed in person, by mail, or by telephone.

Employment Law Hotline

877-422-9500

The Employment Law Hotline is a telephone service which will provide you with legal information about your rights in the workplace. The Hotline will answer questions about many kinds of workplace problems including: discrimination in hiring, firing, promotions, or other working conditions; discrimination based on pregnancy; sexual harassment; family or medical leave issues; unpaid wages; contract issues; minimum wage and overtime violations; eligibility for unemployment insurance; or being punished by the employer for having acted together with other employees to improve working conditions.

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Hours of Operation

Tuesdays from 9:30am to 1:00 pm, 1st Thursday of every month from 5pm-7:30pm

Samaritan Emergency Shelter

410-957-4310

PO Box 661, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Providing food and emergency shelter. Please call for an intake interview.

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