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serves both employers and job seekers The Team
also designs automation programs for communica
tion among employers, those seeking work, and the
Maryland Job Service

Margaret E Austin, Director
(410) 767 2035

In December 1994, the Management Support
and Special Programs Team was formed The Team
markets employment services to employers and job
seekers, plans the budget, and helps all teams with
budget administration The Team also administers
special programs, such as Taraeted-Johs Tax Credit,
Allen Labor Certification,
and Migrant and Sea

Mary C Frederic, Director
(410) 767 2014

The Operations and Planning Team provides
support and direction to all Maryland Job Service
offices It also supports the State's economic corn
munity through innovations in services to employ
ers and job seekers

Gar) L Moore, Executive Director
(410) 767 2800

The Office of Employment Training was established
m 1976 as the State Manpower Planning Office within
the Department of Human Resources The Office was
reorganized in 1979 as the Training and Employment
Office under the Community Programs Administration
In 1983, the Office became the Job Training and
Placement Administration under the Department of
Employment and Training In 1987, the Division was
renamed the Office of Employment Training under the
Division of Employment and Training
The Office administers programs authorized by the
federal Job Training Partnership Act These include cm
ployment and training programs for economically disad
vantaged adults and youth, and dislocated workers
Programs encompass vocational training, counseling, and
on the job training, as well as summer employment and
training for youth They also include programs run by
local service delivery areas and pnvate industry councils
In accordance with federal law, the Governor desig-
nated twelve local service delivery areas, which consist of
a county or group of counties Each area has a pnvate
industry council that decides what employment and
training services are needed in its area Appointed by local
government, the councils represent community colleges,
local government, pnvate industry, and State agencies
The Office of Employment Training also sup
ports the Department of Human Resources' man
agement of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills

Program Created by the federal Family Support
Act, the Program offers employment training, edu
cation, employment support services, and )ob
placement to recipients of public assistance The
Office works with local private industry councils
that operate the Program in conjunction with other
local agencies of social services, education, and
economic development


Ronald L Windsor, Administrator
(410) 767 2803

Within the Office of Employment Training, the
Dislocated Workers Unit was formed in 1989 to
help workers who lose their jobs as a result of plant
closures or mass layoffs This assistance is available
to federal, State and private sector workers As
required by the federal Worker Adjustment and
Retraining Notification Act, employers notify the
Unit of anticipated layoffs (PL 100 379)
To help find jobs, the Unit arranges access to )ob
banks and training in resume wntmg, interviewing and
other job search skills It provides information about
high demand skills and occupations, prevailing wages,
and transferrable skills The Unit connects workers to
education in basic skills, and vocational training, m
eluding computer literacy, and academic subjects
Counseling covers financial matters, such as the wise
use of severance packages and limited incomes, and
how to deal with the emotional aspects oflosmg a job,
and searching and competing for a new one Coordi
nated by the Unit, services are provided by local
agencies and programs and paid for with federal funds

Jerome E Dyba, Director
(410) 767 2900

In 1992, the Office of Information Technology
was formed in the Division of Employment and
Training The Office has two units Technical Serv
ices and Operations, and Systems Development

Patrick R Arnold, Director
(410) 767 2250

The Office of Labor Market Analysis and Infor
mation was organized as Research and Analysis in
the Department of Employment Security bv 1958
In 1987, the Office received its present name
The Office develops, interprets, and provides
information about jobs and workers This informa
tion aids employers, job seekers, and admmistra
tors, managers, and planners concerned with labor
market conditions and trends Federally funded,
the Office works cooperatively on sur\ eys and re
porting systems with the Bureau of Labor Statistics
of the U S Department of Labor



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