2009 Governing Magazine

Governor Martin O'Malley

Annual ReportGovernor O'Malley was named as Governing magazine's ‘Public Official of the Year’ for 2009. Governor O’Malley is one of eight individuals nationwide being honored, but is the only Governor to receive the award. The Governor is featured on the cover of the magazine’s November 2009 issue. The magazine notes that Governor O’Malley is “showing that states, too, can improve performance by measuring what they do and relentlessly monitoring their progress.” Previous Governors of the Year include Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

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Census Jobs

Available Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary, part-time census takers for the 2010 Census. These short-term jobs offer good pay, flexible hours, paid training, and reimbursement for work-related expenses. Visit the following website for available positions: 2010.census.gov

Annual Report

The Maryland Council on New Americans is honored to present our 2008-2009 annual report.The report highlights the Commission's vigorous workplan which has focused on workforce, business and community development.

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H1N1 (Swine) and Seasonal Flu

Information

The Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities urges EACH PERSON in Maryland to TAKE ACTION NOW to aviod getting the flu.

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Welcome to the Maryland Council for New Americans

 

 

We thank you for your patience as we continue to work on our new website. Our goal is to provide you with the best and most up to date information about our Council and other events around Maryland.

 

Background

Governor O'MalleyA majority of Maryland’s workforce growth since 2000 has been from immigrants. Although Maryland’s immigrant population provides vital contributions to our economy, indicators show that segments of this workforce are not reaching their full potential. For example, 40 percent of recent immigrants from Africa and Latin America with college degrees work in unskilled occupations. Leading causes are: limited English proficiency, lack of job training and obstacles transferring credentials.

Studies show that our immigrant demographic is very unique among American states: it is more highly educated than the native population, it has a higher income than in most states, and it is highly diverse (almost equal parts Latino, African, Asian and European). This can be a great strength in our global economy if the state shows the proper leadership.

Lt. Governor BrownCitizenship assistance, job training and English language proficiency are proven ways that families can learn more, earn more, and contribute more to Maryland. This is a relatively small and smart investment for a lifetime of return.

 

Establishing the Council

The Maryland Council for New Americans was recently established by Executive Order 01.01.2008.18 on December 3, 2008 to assist the Governor and State agencies to maximize immigrant integration in Maryland.

 

The Council is charged with reviewing and recommending new policies and practices to expedite immigrant integration into the economic and civic life of the State and will prepare a comprehensive report with recommendations for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, due nine months from the signing of the Executive Order.

 

The objective of the Maryland Council for New Americans is to help Marylanders be as American as can be – learning English, becoming a citizen, and getting a better job. Recommendations will come from the four Working Groups of the Council.

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