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Local Job Opportunities and Resources

Prince George’s County One-stop/Workforce Services
The Workforce Services Division is responsible for policy development and workforce activities related to administering services and programs funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law July 22, 2014. We are the link between job seekers looking to begin or change careers, and businesses looking for skilled workers to maintain competitiveness in a changing labor market.
Location: 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 120, Largo, MD 20774 or 312 Marshall Avenue, 6th Floor, Laurel, MD 20707
Contact: (301) 618-8425 or (301) 362-9708

Greater Riverdale Career Empowerment Center
This program has been designed to offer certified occupational skills training in hospitality and culinary arts, outreach, job readiness skills, post-employment counseling services, basic computer training and legal services. CKAR provides these services in collaboration with Prince George’s Community College, Centro de Apoyo, Family Restoration and Healing Center, Run Your Race Ministries and Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County. New job opportunities will be available through construction, maintenance and operations of a new $5.6 billion Purple Line light-rail project that will be constructed right in the heart of Kenilworth Avenue and Riverdale Road. New hotel developments, retail food markets such as Whole Foods and Safeway offer job opportunities to our residents. Workforce training and career development will deliver change to the community through increased economic impact if our residents are job-ready. If you are interested in changing your career, prefer to have a closer work proximity within the Greater Riverdale area, getting back to work, or acquiring information about new job opportunities in the area, this is a good opportunity for you.
Location: 6801 KENILWORTH AVENUE SUITE 203, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Contact: Pat Parker of CKAR,, 240-608,2527

Purple Line Jobs
Job seekers interested in craft skilled and unskilled positions can register for employment opportunities in Person or Online.
Location: 6811 Kenilworth Ave. Suite 100, Riverdale, MD 20737, between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Contact: visit location or website below

University of Maryland
UMD is a vibrant place to work, home to three Nobel laureates, five Pulitzer Prize recipients, and more than 40 members of the most prestigious national academies. The 1,250 acre campus is centrally located on the Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. corridor; the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. With Maryland’s stature as one of the nation’s premier public research universities, and our exceptional community of faculty, staff, and students, there has never been a better time to be part of this great University. Cheer the Turtle!
Location: University Human Resources, 1100 Chesapeake Bldg, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
Contact: or (301) 405-7575

City of College Park
Human Resources programs and activities include recruitment, position classification, benefits administration, policies and procedures, employee and labor relations.
Location: 4500 Knox Road, College Park MD 20740
Contact: (240) 487-3533

Hotel at UMD
The Hotel at UMD is a luxury hotel and conference center.
Location: 7775 Baltimore Avenue

Hyattsville Library Job Seeker Sessions
This program meets regularly to answer questions, provide guidance and assist job seekers in their job search.
Location: Temporarily – 6502 America Blvd Hyattsville, MD 20782
Contact: Heather Jackson, director,, (301) 985-4690

Latin America Youth Center
The Prince George’s Workforce Program offers job skills and life skills training, paid internships, job placement services, GED preparation, one-on-one tutoring, case management, and support services for out-of-school youth ages 16-24.
Location: 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, MD 20737
Contact: Kristen Patterson, Program Manager,, (301) 431-3121 ext. 133

Joe’s Movement Emporium
CreativeWorks is a vocational training program in theater production and digital media that prepares youth and young adults to secure employment and prepare for higher education.
Location: 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Contact: Linda Cameron, Program Coordinator,, (301) 699-1819

[Source: College Park City University Partnership]

Local Job Opportunities

Job fair

With the deep recession we’re in, many of our residents and neighbors are out of their jobs. I thought I should post a list of upcoming job fairs in the area.

Green Valley Marketplace CAREER FAIR
They are seeking qualified applicants to fill the following positions: Seafood Clerks, Grocery Night Captain, Grocery and Perishable Clerk’s, Cashiers, Deli Clerks and Security Guards. Date: October 29,2011. Time: 10 am – 2 pm. Location: 7280 Montgomery Rd., Elkridge Md. 21074. They offer competitive wages, bonuses, dental and health insurance, paid vacations, holidays, 401 (K). Website

IT Job Fair
Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 4–8 p.m. UMUC Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Boulevard East, Adelphi, MD 20783,

Human Resources Job Fair
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., UMUC Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Boulevard East, Adelphi, MD 20783,

October 31, 2011 (Mon), 10:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m., Eastern Shore Hospital Center, English Hall, 5262 Woods Road, Cambridge, MD, RSVP or call 410-962-4436, November 3, 2011 (Thurs) 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD, Open to Health Care Professionals, November 3, 2011 (Thurs) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sheraton Columbia Town Center, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD, Cyber Security Professionals, U.S. Citizenship required; Submit résumé online, November 3, 2011 (Thurs), 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Inn, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA, Open; Pre-register online, Bring several copies of your résumé, November 4, 2011 (Fri), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL CAREER FAIR, Howard Community College – Burrill Galleria (ST Building), 10901 Little, Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD, Open, November 4, 2011 (Fri), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREDERICK COUNTY WORKFORCE SERVICES, FCC Monroe Center, 200 Monroe Avenue, Frederick, MD, 301-662-1162, November 9, 2011 (Wed), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Almas Temple at Hamilton Crowne Hotel, 1315 K Street, NW Washington, DC, Open; Resumes required to enter, November 10, 2011 (Thurs) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hilton Washington D.C./Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD, November 10, 2011 (Thurs) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community College of Baltimore County. – Catonsville Campus, Building K, Room 100, 800 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD, November 10, 2011 (Thurs), 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Best Western North, 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD; Pre-register online

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