Advancing Careers in Retail Baltimore: Labor Market Analysis
The Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative at Maryland Philanthropy Network has released a report designed to provide information on the labor market for the retail trade and food services/drinking places sectors in Baltimore City. This report was prepared by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council as part of Advancing Careers in Retail-Baltimore, a BWFC-sponsored partnership aimed at improving job quality and advancement opportunities for frontline workers in Baltimore’s retail sector and the adjacent food/beverage service sector. Advancing Careers in Retail- Baltimore involves a core group of implementation partners including Civic Works, Humanim and the Choice Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Through this initiative, workforce development organizations are partnering with businesses to overcome challenges to finding and retaining skilled employees while identifying resources, providing technical assistance, and facilitating peer learning to benefit frontline workers. This report was funded with support from Walmart Giving and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.