August 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

As School Opening Nears, MCPS Still Seeks Bus Drivers

With the first day of school less than one week away, Montgomery County Public Schools still lacks about 100 bus drivers. According to MCPS Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala, transportation supervisors, directors and other transportation depot staff will cover routes that currently don’t have a specified bus driver. MCPS continues to seek new drivers, she said. MCPS’ […]

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July 26, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

County Libraries Offer Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers in August

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer free online workshops and one-on-one sessions for job seekers and entrepreneurs during the month of August. The following workshops will be offered: ‘Job Search Strategies (in a Pandemic)’ on Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in […]

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July 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Rep. David Trone Tours Novavax in Gaithersburg

Rep. David Trone (MD-06) toured Novavax, a biotechnology company in Gaithersburg this morning to learn more about the company’s vaccine trials and planned expansion. The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is currently in phase 3 of clinical trials, showing an efficacy rating of nearly 90%. The company plans to seek FDA approval soon. During his visit, Trone […]

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June 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Hiring Again, Ending Job Freeze Initiated During Pandemic

With only 2.6 new cases of COVID-19 out of 100,000 people recorded Tuesday and a test positivity rate of less than one percent, Montgomery County continues to move forward in its recovery. During a news briefing Wednesday, Executive Marc Elrich said that hiring to fill vacant county jobs is beginning again. “We are beginning to […]

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June 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Ending Enhanced Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Beginning July 3

As of July 3, Marylanders who have been collecting enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits will no longer receive them. Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is discontinuing the extra $300 a week benefit as well as reinstating requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must show they are actively searching for work. “Our health and economic recovery […]

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April 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sunrise Silver Spring Members Rally for Good Jobs For All

On Sunday, about two dozen young people with Sunrise Silver Spring, called on U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin to sign the Good Jobs for All pledge demanding that the government provide jobs that are green, well-paid and provide paid leave. The pledge calls on federal politicians to “commit to doing everything in my power to pass […]

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March 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Initial Unemployment Claims More than Double in One Week

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents, which had been decreasing for several weeks, rose during the week ending March 13. During that week, 2,024 residents filed initial claims. During the week that ending March 6, 897 county residents filed initial claims. During the week that ended Feb. 27, 1,304 residents filed, which […]

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February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Unemployment Claims Fall Slightly

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 13, about 100 fewer residents filed initial claims that week than during the week that ended on Feb. 6. Last week, 2,899 county residents filed initial claims. The prior week, 3,033 residents had filed initial claims, according […]

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February 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims Filed By County Residents Continue to Climb

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to rise during the week ending Jan. 30. Last week, 5,200 residents filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). That is an increase of more than 400 new claims as compared with the prior week’s filings, which ended on Jan. 23. During […]

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January 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Jan. 9. 1. Planning Board Meets: The Planning Board meets at 9:30 a.m. at their Silver Spring headquarters. The meeting agenda may be found, here. Watch the meeting live, here. 2. Live Discussion with County Executive Marc Elrich: This online forum from 1 to 2 p.m. […]

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