Kaiser Permanente commits $8.15M for racial equity

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Kaiser Permanente operates and supports established national and regional community-based organizations led by people of color, that address racial and social justice or trauma, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences.
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LifeBridge Health raises minimum living wage for hospital team members to $15 an hour

The wage increase also applies to select union members and follows an end-of-year “Thanks-2-U” direct $500 cash benefit to team members recognizing their extraordinary efforts.
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The Daily Record: LifeBridge Health begins COVID-19 vaccinations of frontline caregivers

The health system began larger vaccination clinics Dec. 18 at Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital and Carrol Hospital for employees who have pre-registered to receive the vaccine.
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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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CCBC opens Transportation Training Center at Tradepoint Atlantic Center to offer new CDL training starting late fall

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Tradepoint Atlantic provides CCBC with the opportunity to offer training in areas that complement its Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Institute.
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BBJ: McCormick to open 1.8M-square-foot distribution center at Tradepoint Atlantic

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The center, which will be Hunt Valley-based McCormick's largest distribution site in the world, will break ground in November and open by the second half of 2022.
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BBJ: CFG Bank owner to cover his employees’ payroll taxes

By promising to take on the responsibility of repaying the tax owed for CFG employees, Dwyer is turning tax deferment into tax forgiveness.
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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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