Baltimore Sun: Southwest CEO discusses furloughs, braces for dismal winter

Kelly, who is currently not collecting a salary, said the company remains 20% overstaffed even after offering voluntary separation packages and extended leave programs to about 16,000 workers.
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BBJ: Baltimore City Council bills aim to help laid-off hospitality workers reclaim their jobs

Representatives of local hotels and hospitals pushed back against the proposal, saying it would create another burden on businesses in an already challenging economic climate.
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Baltimore Brew: Bills would put laid-off Baltimore hospitality workers first in line to get jobs back

Bill 20-0544 would require employers to bring back workers they laid off because of the pandemic as their businesses recover.
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BBJ: Here’s where employers can start in addressing structural racism in the workplace

Bell-McKoy shared some of these essential questions with an online audience of nearly 200 Baltimore businesspeople June 26 during a Greater Baltimore Committee webinar largely focused on the role that structural racism plays in perpetuating wage and other achievement gaps between white and Black folks in America, and in Baltimore....
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The AFRO: Newsmaker Speaker Series: The Novel COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid the pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the global community has been put on halt. Severe safety precautions, federal regulated distancing and the closing of public entities have all been efforts to decelerate the spread of  COVID-19.
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The Daily Record: Regional business leaders urge federal stimulus package — now

A consortium of business groups in Maryland, Washington and Virginia are urging Congress to pass a stimulus package as quickly as possible.
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