Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative Key Partner In New Baltimore Workforce Hub
On November 13th, Danista E. Hunte, President and CEO of Maryland Philanthropy Network, Linda Dworak, Director of the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative (BWFC), and members of the BWFC joined MacKenzie Garvin, Director of the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment Development for the annoucement of the Baltimore Workforce Hub.
Senior Advisor to President Biden and White House Infrastructure Coordinator, Mitch Landrieu, and Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su were joined by Senator Chris Van Hollen and Governor Wes Moore at Carver Vocational High School in Baltimore for this special announcement.
The Hub will work to connect Baltimore City residents to high quality union jobs created by large federal infrastructure projects beginning with the new Frederick Douglass Amtrak Tunnel. At least 50% of all apprentice hours and at least 20% of all journey hours on this $4.7Billion project will go to workers from the City of Baltimore. Amtrak will invest at least $5 million in funding received through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create recruitment and training programs for new jobs for Baltimore residents.
MPN’s BWFC will collaborate with the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore City Schools, and the Baltimore DC Building Trades Council to coordinate the project.
Please see the White House Fact Sheet to read all about this great news!