American Job Center Upper Shore Network
American Job Centers are located in each Mid-Shore county. You don’t need an appointment to stop by, and you will find a range of services, including scholarship help if you qualify for training for a new line of work. You can find career information, help writing and polishing your resume, interviewing skills and practice, employer connections and job search assistance.
Caroline County American Job Center
P.O. Box 400, 300 Market Street, Suite 201
Denton, MD 21629
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday
Dorchester County American Job Center
627 Race Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Kent County American Job Center
115A S. Lynchburg Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays
Queen Anne’s County American Job Center
125 Comet Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
Open on Tuesdays Only
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday Job Resource Center open;
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays — full service and staff assistance
Talbot County American Job Center
301 Bay Street
Easton, MD 21601
TTY Number: 410-819-3610
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
“The AJCs are a coalition of 13 federal funding streams, but five or six actual organizations,” said Dan McDermott, executive director of Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board (USWIB).
“Three of the funding streams are through my office (USWIB); all the funding streams that come through us for AJC are targeted to workforce scholarships, and what we need to support those scholarships in terms of accountability, financial services, overhead and all that. That’s Title I of the WIOA. Title II is adult education which prepares people to take the GED test to get a Maryland state high school diploma. Title III is job service which is jobs for people, people for jobs, as well as the Jobs for Veterans program, as well as the trades program, migrant/seasonal job workers program, unemployment insurance programs. Title IV is the Division of Rehabilitative Services which is to assist people who have a disability to get a job. The Department of Social Services is also a partner in the Maryland system. Senior Community Employment is a partner as well,” McDermott said.
So, basically, if you need a job, if you need a high school diploma, if you need workforce training, if you have a disability, if you’re a veteran, if you’re on unemployment, if you’re receiving assistance through Social Services — we’re all partnered together to try to get you to go to work. And the measure for the system is how many got a job, kept a job, how much money did they make, did they get a skills gain and did they earn a credential,” Dermott said.
The American Job Centers Upper Shore Network is administered by the Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation; Maryland Department of Human Services; Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services; and Chesapeake College Adult Education.
Training funds are provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board provides equal opportunity to all programs and projects.
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