Legislative leaders seek to fill Maryland's state job vacancies

Maryland legislative leaders are making a new priority to fill vacancies across state government. Some state agencies have anywhere from 10% to 30% vacancies. According to the Maryland Department of Budget and Management the state has 10,000 open positions to fill, which includes budgeted and unbudgeted positions, as well as 2,800 abolished positions. Gov.-elect Wes Moore pledged to fill 5,000 vacancies during his first year in office. According to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 3, Maryland's largest labor union, to compete with local jurisdictions and the federal government, Maryland must increase pay, provide child-care subsidies and housing down payment assistance, and offer remote-work opportunities and assistance with continuing education.