According to LAUS (Local Area Unemployment Statistics) Program Information Sheet, Maryland’s unemployment rate in June 2016 was 4.5%, with 3,194,209 residents actively in the workforce. The unemployment rate in Prince George’s County alone was 4.7% in June 2016, compared to 4.3% in May. Thanks to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) every applicant applying for employment in the U.S. is protected from discriminatory practices.
If you are actively looking employment in Prince George’s County, Maryland, you should definitely visit the One-Stop Career Center (see below for physical address). The center provides job availabilities, resource materials, Internet and computer access, workshops, and software for building a strong resume. Job seekers can also visit the Prince George’s County Human Resources website (see below for link) to find and apply for current PGPD and government job openings.
Displaced employees can file a claim for unemployment benefits by visiting the Maryland Department Of Labor website. If you have been employed in a state other than Maryland or a Federal Government employee within the last 18 months, you cannot file for unemployment benefits online. When filing online, you will need to provide the following information:
- Active telephone number
- Mailing address
- Birth date, SSN, and name of dependents under 16 years of age
- Alien status verification
- Employer information
- Employment dates
- Union hall number
- DD214 report
Once you complete the initial application, you can access information about the existing claim by calling your local Unemployment Insurance Claim Center (see below for address and phone).
It is important to note that a fraudster website is posing as the Maryland Department of Labor website (see below for link), so do not click on this link, if you happen to see it (unemployment-assist.com).
Human Resources Management
1400 McCormick Drive
Largo, Maryland 20774
Hours: Mon-Fri – 8am-4:30pm
Prince George’s County Government Human Resources: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1818/Employment
Prince George’s One-Stop Career Center
1801 McCormick Drive (first floor)
Largo, Maryland 20774
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-4:30pm and Fri 8am-2pm
Laurel Regional Career Center
312 Marshall Avenue
Laurel, Maryland 20707
Hours: Mon-Thurs – 8am-4pm and Fri 8am-2pm
College Park Claim Center
Filing a claim for unemployment benefits: https://secure-2.dllr.state.md.us/NETCLAIMS/LogOn.aspx?URISID=cfc35895-1969-497d-acc7-56a57fd88da7&TimeStamp=2016-8-13-21-53-41-354