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Office of Workforce Development

"One-Stop Employment Services"

Howard County Office of Workforce Development’s (OWD) focus

is geared towards meeting the workforce and employment needs of businesses and job seekers in the 21st century labor market. Our objective is to provide excellent customer services to anyone using our resources. Our services are offered at the Columbia Workforce Center in partnership with Maryland’s Department of Labor Licensing and Regulations Division of Workforce Development, the Professional Outplacement Assistance Center and Department of Rehabilitation Services. Our goal is to present comprehensive employment service under one roof at the Columbia Workforce Center. The Columbia Workforce Center offers customers a wide range of tools and resources necessary to help business and job seekers remain competitive in today’s workforce and achieve their employment goals. We assist companies and individuals ranging from professional, technical, and managerial to entry level.

"Your Local Career Connection"

OWD is a part of Maryland Jobs Now (MJN), a network of high-performing, results-oriented workforce organizations that invest in employment and training strategies, services and initiatives, affording Marylanders goo-paying jobs in a thriving economy.   (Note: Maryland Jobs Now is an active link that links to www.WorkforceInvestmentWorks.com/Maryland.  This system provides businesses and job seeker's personalized assistance in order to help them achieve their workforce development needs.  Whether you're a job seeker looking for your next employment opportunity or an organization seeking your next job candidate, we are committed to providing you the resources you need.

"On-Site Career Tools & Resources"

Our center offers customers a variety of tools to aide them in their job search. Our full service workforce center is equipped with computers, fax machines, telephones, internet access, and copiers—all to assist you with your employment search. We hold customized recruitment events for businesses and have space to use for interviewing. In addition, the center offers employment workshops to help job seekers keep abreast of today’s changing workforce. Trained Workforce Professional are also available to offer career counseling and guidance. Click here for our calendar of events at the Columbia Workforce Center.

*Howard County Office of Workforce Development was established under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to provide services through a statewide and local workforce investment system in a “One-Stop System” environment.

Howard County Office Of Workforce Development is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxillary aids and accommodations are available upon request to persons with disabilities.