BALTIMORE (AP) — With federal unemployment benefits set to expire for more than 1 million Americans, Baltimore officials are trying to inform city residents about their options.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will host an event Friday alongside officials from her Office of Employment Development to call attention to city services for the unemployed.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: 985 New Cases, Hospitalizations Slightly Down Monday
The mayor’s office says more than 5,000 Baltimore residents will be affected by Congress’ failure to extend emergency unemployment benefits.READ MORE: Family Of 21-Year-Old Haley Herron Searching For Answers After Deadly, Possible Road Rage Incident Over Easter Weekend
The city is connecting people looking for work with job training and opportunities through a program called Community Job Hubs. There are five hubs in the city that provide job skills training to up to 20,000 people a year.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Group To Recommend Affordable Housing Improvements
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