Baltimore is in the top 100 list of “Best Cities for Doing Business” in the USA in the “medium cities” category -is reported for the last three years (2004-2006). The city was also ranked 55 on Forbes magazine (2005) list of “Best Places for Business and Careers”. The employment potential is best as well out of the 150 largest metropolitan areas. Forbes also ranked Baltimore 55th for job growth too. The Baltimore-Towson metropolitan area has achieved a “5-Star Business Opportunity Metro” ranking. There is a parallel business of employment services also responsible for such prestigious status.
There is a very well educated work force performing in the success. The work force is a result of the employment services in Baltimore. Of course the ranking criteria used in the survey include business climate, communications, transportation – logistics infrastructure, life style, quality of life, public education, and other areas important for corporate site selection. These are supporting environment help for human resources growth.
The dynamic employment service extends the Baltimore Empowerment Zone over 6.8 square miles. The zone covers three separate areas of east, west, and south Baltimore, and containing over 50,000 people and 2,000 businesses. The employment services established career center, career programs, job meets etc. The 6 distinguished career centers are Northeast Career Center, Eastside Career Center, Urban League Career Center, Southwest Career Center, Job Service Central Office and AFL-CIO Career Center.
Candidates can enroll for short and long term skills training, career counseling and job readiness workshops in yearly scheduled programs. There are separate centers for information on Civil Service jobs, IT jobs, Mechanical jobs, Finances jobs, and general job bank. Candidates can search for jobs online. Internet job portals are very dynamic, where candidates can register their profile and it can be accessed by the employers. The employers also have to register to access the candidate database. The online employment services create a space for both job seekers and employers to communicate with each other. Along with jobs the online portal provides information on career growth, career tips, advance technologies and educational information.
To register for youth services, such as summer jobs, career academics, GED preparation courses and leadership training
KoreOne provides services to job aspirants, employers of Baltimore, and local companies. KoreOne online career center provides information on the business resources, technologies, human resources services, education information, trainings, including outreach and recruitment etc. The applicant pre-screening, assessment and testing, human resources support, training grants for new or existing employees are included in its services.
KoreOne provides Baltimore city residents with customized job search resources to help them reach their individual career goals. Job seekers come from different backgrounds and have varied occupational interests. Through a network of career centers and integrated employment programs KoreOne brings thousands of citizens together every year to access services.