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COVID-19 Updates

Due to the Local State of Emergency declaration on March 5th, 2020 Western Maryland Consortium office access will be restricted. We will constantly reassess as the situation progresses.

We are still open and operating during normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00am – 3:30pm). During this time, we will be looking at new ways to best serve our clients and community while following recommendations of Governor Larry Hogan to practice social distancing. We will still be available via phone and email as we always have.

WMC Contact Information

For general questions and information, please complete the “Contact Western Maryland Consortium” form at the right of the page (bottom if on mobile). Also as a current client or potential client, feel free to use the contact link to connect with a career counselor to ask any questions regarding community resources, current job availability in your local area, or even to have us update your resume!

 

Community Outreach

Please join us for a live Q&A session on our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:00pm to 12:30pm. Hosted by our Program Coordinator and Career Counselors. This is an excellent time to find out updates and information regarding new employment opportunities and various community resources.

WMC Facebook Page

 

Also we will be constantly updating our online Job Board:

WMC Job Board

 

As always, we strive to serve our community and put our clients first. Please continue to visit this page as we will keep updating with information and links to community resources and local job postings as they become available.

We’d like the hear from you, how has the COVID- 19 pandemic impacted your employment? Send your response to info@westmdcon.org.

Maryland Unemployment Filing

Unemployment Application Assistance

Maryland Department of Labor – COVID-19 Employer and Claimant Information

 

General Resources

Washington County

Allegany County

Garrett County

Business Resources

Save Small Business Fund

The Maryland Department of Commerce has established the following business assistance programs, and these resources and more can be found on the Maryland Business Express page:

  • Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund - $75 million loan fund offers no interest or principal payments due for the first 12 months, then converts to a 36-month term loan of principal and interest payments, with an interest rate at 2% per annum.
  • Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund - $50 million grant program offers grant amounts up to $10,000, not to exceed 3 months of demonstrated cash operating expenses for the first quarter of 2020.
  • Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund - $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) that is urgently needed by hospitals and health-care workers across the country. More information coming by Friday, March 27, 2020.

Within MD Labor, unemployment insurance (UI) also has a Work Sharing Program where employers reduce worker hours (instead of laying employees off), and the employee can receive partial UI benefits to supplement lost wages.

 

COVID-19 Information

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