Partnership Programs

The State of Maryland has serveral programs designed to assist residents in their quest for re-employment and training:

  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – At your local DLLR you will find information on the many programs and services available to you.  This agency provides job development and promotion which ensure citizens have the skills and expertise to move with our economy into the next century.  DLLR is also striving to make our workplaces the safest in the nation and providing the highest quality consumer services; thereby touching Marylanders in many ways.


  • Southern Marlyand JobSource – provide employment planning and career assessment services, and job search assistance for people in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. JobSource offers opporunities for you to gain the skills you need to excell in a rewarding career.

Career Centers are conveniently located in:

Leonardtown – 231110 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650, phone (301)880-2800

Prince Frederick200 Duke Street, Suite 1400, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678, phone (443)550-6750

Waldorf175 Post Office Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20603, phone (301)645-8712


  • Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program – VETS proudly serves veterans and service members with resources and expertise to assist and prepare them to  obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities, and protecting their employment rights.


  • Southern Maryland JobSource  Youth Program –  Southern Maryland JobSource Youth Programs provide a variety of services to help young people reach personal, employment, or educational goals. Whether you just need a few job-hunting tips, or would like to get personal, goal-oriented support, we will work with you to identify the activities and resources that will be most appropriate for your individual needs and goals. For more information contact your local Youth Client Service Manager:

Charles County – Kimberly Donis, Westlake High School, (240) 412-7804

Calvert County – Kelley Bell, Patuxent High School, (240) 346-2006

St Mary’s County – Julie Ashby, Great Mills High School, (240) 346-9465


  • Easter Seals Veterans Employment Program – In parnership with US VET program, Easter Seals provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities through education, job training, job placement and follow-up support. Through this partnership Easter Seals assists in easing veterans’ transition from active duty to civilian life. For more information contact Jessica McNurlen, Program Coodinator at (301) 920-9722 or email 


  • Maryland Apprenticeship and Training(MAT) – Over 230 occupations have registered apprentiship programs in Maryland. Apprenticeships are jobs combining paid on-the-job training and classroom instruction to teach the skill you need to have a career in a particular occupation. You can earn a nationally recognized certificate of completion upon finishing an apprenticeship, stating you have received the training needed to become a journeyman. For more information contact MAT at (410) 767-2246 or email


  • Job Corps – is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded job training and education programs for low income out-of-school youth ages 16-24. Job Corps has trained and educated more than 2 million young people to date, serving approimately 62,000 young adults each year. For further information residents of Prince Georges County residents should contact Jennifer Beil at 301-618-8425 ext.1045 at 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 120, Largo, Maryland 20774. Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties should contact Jimmie Smith at 301-645-3780 at 175 Post Office Road., Waldorf, Maryland 20602. 

SHARE THE WORDYou can receive $25-$75 for referring a friend or relative who becomes enrolled in the Job Corps program.


The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning oversees the State’s workforce programs. Working in partnership with Local Workforce Investment Areas, services include matching job seekers with employers, providing training opportunities and reporting on the needs and demand of the labor market.

  • Employment Services and Training – operates as a job broker between employers needing workers and job seekers searching for employment, and administers grants for training programs designed to ensure the productivity and competitiveness of Maryland’s current and future workforce. For more information contact: (410) 767-2173
  • Maryland Workforce Exchange – Delivers career services to job seekers and businesses via the Internet. For more information visit
  • Workforce Information and Performance – Collects and interprets data on Maryland’s workforce to support departmental programs. For more information contact: (410) 767-2250
  • Workforce Investment Act – Develops employment and training programs for targeted adults and youth facing barriers to entry the labor force, and provides retraining and reemployment assistance to eligible dislocated workers. For more information contact: (410) 767-2173


The Division of Labor and Industry protects and promotes the health, safety and employment rights of Maryland citizens. Major components of the division’s mission include preventing accidents and incidents which could result in fatalities and injuries, preventing work-related illnesses, protecting employee wages and rights and assisting regulated industries and employers in complying with division laws and regulations.

      • Apprenticeship and Training – Promotes industry sponsorship of occupational training for skilled trades and crafts. For more information contact: (410) 767-2246
      • Maryland Occupational  Safety and Health (MOSH) – Protects Maryland workers by inspecting workplaces, offers employers free consultation surveys and educational and training programs. For more information contact: (410) 767-2215
      • Prevailing Wage – Determines the prevailing hourly wage for the same or similar work required to execute a State-funded construction contract and ensures proper wages are being paid. For more information contact: (410) 767-2900
      • Employment Standards – Oversees the enforcement and administration of the Wage Payment and Collection Law and oversees the issuance of work permits for minor. For more information contact: (410) 767-2357

Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Working in concert with 23 licensing boards, commissions and programs appointed by the Governor, the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (O&P) is responsivle for licensing and regulating the activities for over 210,000 individuals, corporations and partnerships. Twenty-four occupations and professions are covered, ranging from the 61 bay pilots who navigate large commercial vessels on the Chesapeake Bay, to the more than 45,000 real estate and professionals who handle real estate transactions in Maryland. O&P’s mission is to protect the public by adsuring our licensees have met a standard of competence in their chosen profession and by responding to consumer complaints against incompetent, unscrupulous or unlicensed practitioners. For more information please contact (1-888)-218-5925

**If you know of an employment program or service available to Maryland residents  not listed here contact Jonya Phillips by email at