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American Job Center Partner Newsletter

Dear AJC Largo Partners,

I am excited to offer to the team the December edition of our monthly newsletter! This newsletter serves as an uplifting and encouraging publication for engagement of its partners, employees, and customers. This is an opportunity to share updates, upcoming workshops, scheduled events, and workforce activities. In our collective efforts to produce successful outcomes in Prince George’s County, we partner to create value, equality, and equity to sustain our Workforce Development.

The AJC Newsletter will go out on the 15th of the month. Please forward or submit your highlights, accomplishments, success stories and existing or upcoming plans for the month to [email protected] by the 12th

of each month.

Thank you for having the passion for the work, the push for excellence and

making Prince George’s County great on purpose. Keep up the great work. 


Angela Smith

One Stop Manager



As workforce development professionals, we are all-to familiar with the injustices and inequalities that many of the underserved families we help encounter. Everyday we strive to fight these inequalities by ensuring that they receive the tools needed to achieve their goals and have access to an abundance of resources to guide them in their career path.

December is a time, not only to be with family and receive presents but we can also remember to assist in the fight for human rights. Learning about a new culture or history of a group of people and continuing to treat everyone with kindness is one of the simplest ways to continue the fight for human rights.

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small they they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt


Unemployment Rate Decreased to 5.7% in MD

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released state jobs and unemployment data today. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland gained 14,900 jobs and the unemployment rate decreased to 5.7% in October. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October was the strongest month of jobs growth this year for the private sector and was the second strongest month for jobs growth in Maryland in 2021. All major private sectors experienced job growth in October, for the first time since September 2020. More than three quarters of jobs lost at the beginning of the pandemic have now been recovered (73% in September, 77% in October). Since the beginning of 2021, Maryland has gained a total of 84,000 jobs.

See the entire article HERE!

Customer Training & Workshops

Our American Job Center Partners continue to offer workshops and training opportunities online. If you have another workshop you would like to offer please email [email protected] to add it to our list!

Visit the Events Calendar Here!

Don't see your training or workshop? Email [email protected] and we'll help to get your services added to the calendar!

Prince George's County COVID-19

Holiday Season Safety Tips


  • Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination, such as children under the age of 5, by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated.
  • Wear well-fitting masks over your nose and mouth if you are in public indoor settings, vaccinated or not.
  • Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated spaces.
  • If you have COVID-19 or if you have symptoms, do not host or attend a gathering.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms or had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Please click HERE! to learn more


MD Department Of Labor


We have decided to shine the spotlight on our MD DOL partner. We thank them for all they do to to assist maryland residents in finding employment. Keep up the great work!

The Maryland Department of Labor continues to change Maryland for the better by providing a predictable and inclusive regulatory environment through efficient and responsive processes. The Maryland Department of Labor safeguards Maryland's work environments through outreach and educational programs, by establishing partnerships and encouraging ongoing improvements in workplace safety and health. We're fostering economic growth through our collaborative, comprehensive employment and job training programs that best ensure Maryland workers have the skills Maryland employers need to succeed and grow into the future. Our vision for Maryland drives the work of the Department’s employees each day.

Contact Information:

Phone number: (410) 767-2173

Address: 500 North Calver Street

Baltimore, MD 212002



One Stops & American Job Centers - Upcoming Webinars & Webcasts

Working in an American Job Center and working across partners can be a bit challenging at times. While we do an amazing job working together to assist our PG County community, there is always more to learn. I found a few different webinars and webcasts that touch base on the varying aspects of operating and working in an American Job Center.

Please click HERE! to see the different Webinars and Webcasts offered.

Topics to Include:

AJC Overview


One Stop Operator Competition

Other AJC/TA Related Resources

American Job Center Largo

1801 McCormick Dr.

Largo, MD 20774



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