Resources

The Workforce Services Division has assembled a list of resources and web links to assist job seekers on their path to employment.

Career Services

Overview of the American Job Center Services

This site is a powerful online job seeker/workforce services system, accessed as a website on the Internet or an Intranet at an American Job Center. It was specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services. The system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website. Surveys have proven that users find it convenient and very useful. Use your mouse to point and click your way through the online services. This system is designed to be comfortable for everyone, even the person who has little computer experience. Features to help job seekers and students within the system include:

  • Use a professional format to create and send résumés and cover letters to employers
  • Assess your job skills, set goals, and research training providers
  • Review available jobs and apply online
  • Set up a Virtual Recruiter search agent to automatically review job postings and notify you of jobs that match your skills
  • Track your job search efforts and résumés sent in a personal profile folder online
  • Learn about services and benefits for which you may be eligible
  • Determine a budget and plan for training
  • Research regional labor market information, such as salaries Use the email/message center to contact employers and your case manager

“The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation protects and empowers Marylanders by safeguarding workers, protecting consumers, providing a safety net and cultivating a thriving workforce that can meet the demands of Maryland’s dynamic economy.”

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.

Maryland Apprenticeship and Training is part of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s Division of Labor and Industry and is responsible for registering and regulating the state approved apprenticeship programs in Maryland. Please use the navigation menu at the top in order to find out more information about Apprenticeship in Maryland.

The #1 Job Board for Hispanic and Bilingual Professionals.  At LatPro, we know first-hand that there is strength in diversity. Our team members hail from ten (10) different countries, contributing their unique talents and perspectives to make LatPro the worldwide leader in online employment for Hispanic and bilingual professionals.

Labor Market Information

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation’s Workforce Dashboard is an interactive tool designed to visualize data and patterns related to the supply and demand of Maryland’s workforce, education and training opportunities in the state.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will meet the information needs of a rapidly changing U.S. and global economy by continuously improving its products and services, investing in its work force, and modernizing its business processes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has provided essential economic information to support public and private decision-making since 1884. Learn about past BLS milestones, anniversaries, and commissioners.

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. Self-employed persons are not included in the estimates. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

The Vocational Information Center website is an education directory that provides links to online resources for career exploration, technical education, workforce development, technical schools and related vocational learning resources.

Personal Effectiveness

Employee Development Systems was founded in 1979 to enhance the interpersonal skills needed to perform at a more productive level, to create a workforce that adapts to change, and is creative and innovative, and to make the organization the employer of choice. It’s all about trust, building relationships and behavioral change. Visit our testimonials page to see what some of our clients have said and take a look at the breadth of our reach from our client list.

Career Pathways

mySkillsmyFuture helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.

Career Ladders and Lattices are devices that help people visualize and learn about the job options that are available as they progress through a career.

Business Services

The Small Business Initiative (SBI) was created by the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation to provide direct assistance to the rapid-growth potential small and minority-owned businesses located in Prince George’s County.   Additionally, the SBI provides access to: capital, contract awards, and a comprehensive one-stop shop delivery of entrepreneurial training, management consulting and technical assistance.

Prince George’s County is responsive to the global interests of its businesses. Many of our businesses- whether small, medium or large are engaged in import/export activity around the globe. One of the primary goals of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation is to support existing businesses and industries in the county. Particular emphasis is placed on offering services to the emerging growth of small and minority businesses of the county and on helping constituent firms go global.

The Network, a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Maryland College Park, links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide management, training and technical assistance to Maryland’s small businesses.

Résumé Templates and Tips

Free Résumé Samples, Cover Letter Samples and Tips!

FreeRésuméSamples.org is a dynamic and innovative company that is committed to offer the best user experience on the web. The diverse needs of our visitants, force to us to provide the highest levels of contents, best value and enjoyment.

Free Learning Styles Inventory

The learning styles inventory (quiz, questionnaire, test) is free and available on this site. You can do the test now. Note that you should only use styles inventories as a general guide to your styles – not as an absolute answer.

Prove It! gives you the power to identify and select the most talented candidates and employees. With over 1,300 validated assessments, unbeatable customer service, and superior technology, Prove It! is the only testing solution you need! Hundreds of skills and behavioral assessments for clerical, software, technical, call center, industrial, financial, legal, medical, and more! For additional information on Prove-It assessments available through the American Job Center Largo contact us at 301-618-8425.

TABE 9&10, the premier adult basic skills assessment, provides a flexible system of diagnostic tests and instructional resources to meet the diverse needs of today’s adult education market.

The O*NET Interest Profiler (IP) is a self-assessment career exploration tool that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Clients identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to themselves. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work.

GCFLearnFree.org® creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories ABSOLUTELY FREE, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education.

ALISON* is the world’s leading free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning.

Education Services

MHEC is the State of Maryland’s higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers state financial aid programs that affect students on a statewide basis.

Prince George’s Community College serves a diverse population of more than 40,000 students who represent 103 countries throughout the world. The college offers more than 200 academic and workforce development and continuing education programs of study, and transfer and scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. Students can earn associate degrees, certificates, letters of recognition, and licensures.

The LCC is one of eight Regional Higher Education Centers officially designated by the State of Maryland. The LCC’s founding partners are Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community College. Our four-year partners are the Notre Dame of Maryland University, Towson University, the University of Maryland University College, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland College Park.

The Literacy Council of Prince George’s County, MD is a nonprofit education community devoted to adult literacy and lifelong learning. Its programs strengthen the literacy skills necessary to gain personal, parental, and economic empowerment; civic responsibility; and technological proficiency.

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.

Referral Services

The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) offers programs and services that help people with disabilities go to work or stay independent in their homes and communities.

SAIL helps you to apply, renew, or learn about various social services offered by the State of Maryland. Information given to us in SAIL is kept strictly confidential.

Resources

In need of a referral to community resources? Check out the list below for assistance or click on the link for additional resources.

Directory of Community Resources Prince George’s County

Abuse & Assault

Bethel House
6810 Floral Park Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
301.372.1700
Bethelhousei
(Provides emergency food pantry, financial assistance for rent and utilities, domestic violence and sexual abuse counseling, narcotics anonymous meetings, anda youth mentoring program)

Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Adam’s House Re-Entry Program
5001 Silver Hill Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
Suitland, MD 20746
240.492.2510
(Offers ex-offenders assistance in transitioning back into the community; services include legal assistance, substance abuse treatment, employment services, crisis intervention, and anger management)

Clothing Banks

Ager Road United Methodist Church
6301 Ager Road West
Hyattsville, MD 20782
301.422.2131
(Open on Thursdays from 9am to 11am; provides food and clothing)

Family Outreach Center of Ebenezer AME Church
7800 Allentown Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
301.248.5000
(Hours of operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays10am–1pm & 7pm-9pm; Saturdays 11am-1pm)

Community Mental Health Centers/Counseling

All That’s Therapeutic
6192 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 311
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
301.567.0400
(Provides individual, group, and family counseling; accepts Medicaid and has a sliding fee scale)

Arms Reach
7700 Old Branch Avenue, Suite 104B
Clinton, MD 20735
301.877.7748
Armsreachllc
(Provides therapeutic mentoring, tutoring, and group therapy for children and adolescents)

Department of Social Services

Child, Adult, and Family Services
925 Brightseat Road
Landover, MD 20785
301.909.2000 Fax 301.909.2200
(Adoption, foster home licensing, respite care, and in-home aide services)
Homeless Shelter Hotline
(888)731-0999

Language Services

Maryland Relay is for anyone who wants to communicate with someone who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or speech disabled, and who uses a TTY (Text Telephone). The spoken words are relayed by an Operator (OPR) who types them, word for word, to the person on the other end of the line. Then the OPR speaks to the hearing person everything that the TTY user types back.

Unemployment Services

The Division of Unemployment Insurance is committed to providing quality, accurate, courteous and dependable service to claimants and employers in a secure and confidential environment that demands accountability, integrity and fairness.