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Manufacturers’ job fair planned

Westminster, MD – May 30, 2017 - The Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center (BERC) is seeking manufacturers with current job openings to participate in a Manufacturers only job fair on Thursday, June 22nd from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the American Job Center located at 224 North Center Street in Westminster.

Manufacturers are asked to register by emailing BERC Business Consultant Scott Singleton at by June 14th. There is no charge for the event. Businesses will be asked to provide information in advance about the types and number of positions available. Representatives are allotted space to conduct preliminary interviews and to talk to candidates about their company and the jobs they have to offer. Center personnel will be on hand to greet job seekers, help answer questions and to provide assistance.

“The Department of Economic Development has been very successful in assisting local manufacturers to expand and in attracting new manufacturers to locate in Carroll County” stated Director Jack Lyburn. “There are projections for hundreds of new manufacturing jobs in Carroll over the next five years”, Lyburn further elaborated.

BERC Manager Denise Rickell shared “In addition to job fairs, BERC has available training funding for qualified individuals and offers incumbent worker and On-the-Job training contracts to businesses. Furthermore, there is a unique opportunity for companies to establish apprenticeship programs as a long-term strategy to fill skilled positions. The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation is actively working with companies to set up custom apprenticeship programs and we can help to facilitate that process.”

Carroll County Business/Employment Resource Center is Economic Development’s workforce agency that is part of America’s Job Network and the Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Area. The BERC mission is to develop a highly trained and effective workforce for new and existing businesses, to assist individuals in achieving employment, and to encourage lifelong learning.
BERC is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. BERC also posts job openings on Twitter @carroll_works. For more information please call 410-386-2820 or visit the website at

Carroll County Department of Economic Development works to increase wealth in Carroll County by growing the tax base and creating new jobs. For Economic Development, follow @CarrollEconDev on Twitter and visit

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