Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development
Workforce Development

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

2021 Community Employer Workforce Survey
The Allegany County Office of Community Services is conducting a Community Employer Workforce Survey to determine workforce supports & programs that may be useful for the regional business community.
Power of Possibilities Business Plan Competition
Cash prize awarded to first place and best business plan. All In Business Writing Series starts February 23, 2021.
Agency Serving Garrett County to Benefit From Workforce Development Pilot Program
The Western Maryland Consortium, which serves Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties, will receive $500,000 in funding through the program.
FSU Spearheading Counties' Economic Development Project
Dr. Eyad Youssef, MBA Coordinator at FSU, and his students are seeking information from employers and employees regarding regional workforce needs. They survey response deadline is March 21st.
MD Minimum Wage Study: Allegany & Garrett Counties
As part of a research project related to a potential $15 per hour minimum wage in Maryland, Frostburg State University requests the voluntary participation of Allegany and Garrett County employers.
Workforce Development Summit Addresses Barriers to Employment, Education
More than 20 local & state partner agencies & organizations were represented, sharing the same goal: to educate and provide employers with the resources available to attract, train & retain employees.
Workforce Development Employment Summit Set for October 17th
This free Workforce Development Employer Summit will provide employers with resources that will help them attract, train, and retain their workforce.
MD Tech Internship Program Funding Now Available
Internship funding is now available through the MD Technology Internship Program to technology-based businesses and state and local agencies offering paid internships.
Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host Neurodiversity Workshop
Human resources professionals and business partners are invited to a workshop hosted by the Kennedy Krieger Institute to discover how to tap into talent and join the neurodiversity movement!
Businesses Still Being Accepted for Work Ethic Program
To address the ongoing workforce challenges for employers, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Public Schools have created the Work Ethic Diploma program for high school seniors.
Chamber and Schools to Partner on Workforce Shortage
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the creation of a Work Ethic Diploma program in partnership with Garrett County Public Schools
Free Resume, Interview Workshop Set
A free workshop on Resume Writing and Job Interview Techniques: Tips for Staying Competitive in a Changing Job Market is scheduled for March 29 at the McHenry campus of Garrett College.
Apprenticeship 101 Business Information Event Scheduled
An Apprenticeship 101 Business information event - Grow Your Workforce - is being held on Monday, September 25th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Allegany College of Maryland
Chamber Launches New Task Forces
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has launched two new task forces to tackle two of the biggest challenges facing our community - workforce development and economic growth.
Leadership Garrett County Now Taking Applications
Organizers of Leadership Garrett County, now entering its second year, recently announced that applications are now being accepted for this year’s program.