Seeking Services After Port of Baltimore Closure?


The closure of the Port of Baltimore poses many challenges that will be ongoing for some time. The Maryland Department of Labor has set up a dedicated phone number for individuals who need help applying for unemployment insurance. Unemployment Insurance Hotline 667-930-5989, Option 1.


Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) is here to help you and has services available for both individuals and businesses.




Staff are assisting individuals with filing applications for Unemployment Insurance, including True ID verification. AAWDC also is helping connect individuals to resources such as temporary jobs and other supportive services that would help during this difficult time. Contact the Anne Arundel County Career Center to get connected to the resources you need. You can call, email, or visit for services.



Anne Arundel County Career Center


613 Global Way
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


Career Resource Room open: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday


Phone: 410-424-3240






Welcome to the Francis Scott Key Bridge Disaster Workforce Service, a dedicated initiative by the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) aimed at supporting the Anne Arundel County business community during this challenging time. Here's how we can assist you:


  • Information and Resource Hub.  AAWDC serves as a centralized information resource, offering crucial details to strengthen the Anne Arundel County business ecosystem.
  • Anne Arundel County has set up a site to support businesses and individuals impacted by the Port Closure. The SBA Business Recovery Center is located at:

    Arundel Christian Church

    710 Aquahart Rd.,

    Glen Burnie, MD 21061

    Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

  • Application Assistance. In partnership with Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, we extend support to individuals and businesses in navigating and completing applications for temporary relief programs as they become available.
  • Temporary Job Placement.  Access alternative employment opportunities through the AAWDC Business Solutions Employment Portal, facilitating temporary job placements for those impacted by the FS Key Bridge collapse.  AAWDC Business Solutions Employment Portal
  • Training Initiatives.  Explore our Incumbent Worker Training and Reskilling Programs tailored to help you retain and upskill your employees affected by the suspension of positions due to the FS Key Bridge incident.



Count on AAWDC Business Solutions to stand with you through these challenges, providing vital resources and assistance to help rebuild and thrive in the aftermath.


For additional information or further assistance contact:



Two upcoming hiring events that may interest individuals affected:


Northern County Hiring Event on April 24 (click here to sign up)


Western Hiring Event on May 15 (click here to sign up)


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