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State Employment Veterans Credit and Credit for Service Connected Disability

Maryland State Careers for Veterans Maryland State Government appreciates the value of the experience you gained while serving our country.  This page contains resources Maryland provides to returning veterans – employment opportunities, veteran services, upcoming events and more. Am I eligible for veteran’s credit? Article – State Personnel and Pensions §7–207. (2)    (i)   An appointing authority shall apply  Read More…


Maryland Business Financing Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce offers a number of financing programs to assist the state’s business community. Specific financing programs for small business clients include the following: Community Development Block Grant Program- dispersed to a local jurisdiction in the form of a conditional grant and then used for public improvements or loaned to a business Maryland Economic Adjustment  Read More…


Commercial Driver’s License Skills Test Waiver

Effective January 1, 2013, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will have the ability to waive the driver skills test required in order to obtain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for recently discharged service members who meet the following criteria: Individuals must have 2 years of experience driving vehicles as part  Read More…


GI Bill Education Benefits and Education Scholarships

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) serves as the official State Approving Agency (SAA), an approving authority for the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  A goal of MHEC is to increase the awareness of every veteran, service member and/or eligible dependent concerning the full range of both educational and training opportunities available in the State  Read More…


Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program

Sponsored in part by the Maryland Department of Commerce, the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).  The Maryland PTAP provides support in a number of ways, including: locating subcontracting opportunities market research to locate government agencies who buy your product or services assisting with registrations and certifications  Read More…


Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) provides confidential business services to help refine business plans, identify sources of capital, and develop strategies to support business growth and profitability.  The Maryland SBTDC network is divided into six regions which provide services to entrepreneurs and existing businesses across the state.  Each region offers a  Read More…


Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

The Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs is the State’s primary advocate for small, minority- and women-owned businesses. The Office promotes fairness and compliance in government contracting and endorses the utilization of certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Reserve (SBR) firms.  Learning to navigate the procurement process is a critical element  Read More…


The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members’ reemployment rights when returning from a period of service in the uniformed services, including those called up from the reserves or National Guard, and prohibits employer discrimination based on military service or obligation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training  Read More…


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