Grand Opening of the Maryland Transition One-Stop Career Center


First Out of State One-Stop Center Established

BALTIMORE (4-25-08) –Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Thomas E. Perez and Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development Andrew A. Moser announced the first out-of-state One-Stop Transition Career Center, established by Maryland to serve BRAC impacted citizens of New Jersey.

“Today’s event is about providing the necessary resources to make the transition easier for those workers that will move to Maryland. Our state was chosen to play a greater role in our nation’s defense, and this is one of many efforts underway in Maryland to support the smooth transition of military operations mandated by BRAC,” Secretary Perez said. “I hope the New Jersey workers considering moving to Maryland will take advantage of the wealth of resources offered here at the transition center.”

Officials from Maryland, as well as the Aberdeen Proving Ground and Fort Monmouth Base commanders, were at the grand opening of the center at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, which will provide transitional services for BRAC impacted personnel. The center will be staffed by professionals to serve New Jersey families moving from Fort Monmouth to Maryland. Resources available at the center include job search and training information, tools for professionals who will need to be registered or licensed to work in Maryland, community and housing resources, and a host of other resources to help prepare for the move.

“Maryland is building the physical infrastructure that will support the growth at Aberdeen Proving Ground and down the road at Fort Meade, and we’re working to ensure we have the human capital we will need as well,” said Assistant Secretary Moser. “We want to make this process as simple as possible for those workers who will follow their jobs to Maryland.”

Major General Dennis L. Via - Commanding General, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Fort Monmouth; Colonel Jeffrey S. Weissman - Commander of the US Army Garrison, Aberdeen Proving Ground; Maryland Higher Education Commission Secretary James E. Lyons Sr., and Harford County Executive David R. Craig participated in the event.

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