Office of Workforce Development

#EC Strong Employment Opportunities

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Business and workforce connect---Opportunities, jobs and competitive edge

The Office of Workforce Development offers resources and employment services to help job seekers navigate the process. Our services are designed to assist those returning to the workforce, people seeking a high school diploma, professionals looking for a career change and workers who have been laid off. Eligible job seekers may qualify for skills training, helping them gaina competitive edge.

For additional information or assistance, contact our office at 410-290-2620 or visit us at the Columbia Workforce Center located at 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D. Columbia, MD 21046.

WIOA Local Plan Available for Public Comment

Pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act signed into law by President Obama July 22, 2014, The Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Area’s PY16-PY20 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan is submitted for public comment for the period August 3, 2016, through September 1, 2016.

A draft copy of the plan can be reviewed by clicking here . Comments regarding the plan can be submitted via email to: or delivered or mailed to the following locations:  Columbia Workforce Center, 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Ste. D., Columbia, MD  21046 or the Business and Employment Resource Center 224 N. Center Street, Westminster, MD  21157.

How We Can Help!

Our Services

Services are free and include:

  • Job search and resume assistance
  • Local and national job listings
  • On-line job applications
  • Career information
  • Employment workshops
  • Resource Center with access to computers, copy and fax machines, telephones and printers
  • Information about job training and educational opportunities
  • Veteran services
  • Youth services
  • Career development workshops
  • Job training assistance (based on funding and eligibility)