Now Hiring: 4.4K Jobs Available At Amazon In Baltimore

Amazon continues to expand its operations in Baltimore and they are now hiring for an additional 4,400 jobs in the area. “We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations, and air hubs,” said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon. “We are proud to be hiring 100,000 new associates with pay of $15 per hour or more across those buildings and in our network.” (WJZ)

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Developers, Coppin Heights CDC partnering to transform two West Baltimore apartment complexes

Two private developers are partnering with a West Baltimore community development corporation to overhaul a pair of apartment complexes about a mile apart on the city’s west side, rehabbing hundreds of units while reserving them as dedicated affordable housing in the process. The project includes a $41.8 million transformation of Rosemont Gardens, to be renamed Midtown at Coppin Heights, and a $39.6 million transformation of the Gwynn Crest Apartments just off Hilton Parkway, to be rebranded as Parkway Overlook, said James Riggs of Osprey Property Co. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Laureate to sell Brazilian operations for $724M as divestitures continue

Laureate Education Inc. announced Sunday it will sell its Brazilian operations for $724 million for a combination of cash and stock, the latest move in the company's ongoing overhaul. The sale includes 11 higher education institutions in Brazil that collectively enroll more than 267,000 students in technical, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Baltimore-based Laureate will receive $321.8 million and about 101 million shares of Ser Educacional S.A., the Brazilian public company acquiring the institutions. Upon the closing of the transaction, expected to occur "toward the end of 2021," Laureate will own approximately 44% of the shares of Ser Educacional. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Macy’s hiring events target Marylanders for full time, seasonal roles at fulfillment centers

Macy’s is looking to hire Marylanders to fill some of the 1,000 new jobs announced company-wide, according to a Monday news release sent out by the department store. The retailer, which has brick-and-mortar locations in Towson, Columbia, Baltimore, Perry Hall and Bel Air, will hold three hiring events in September at its fulfillment center in Joppa, according to the release. It aims to fill part time, full time and seasonal positions to assist with customer orders placed online or via smartphone app. (Balt Sun)

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TikTok proposes to add new U.S. headquarters and 20,000 jobs to win over Trump

TikTok offered to create a new U.S.-based company and add 20,000 jobs in a bid to win over U.S. government support for its proposal to address President Trump’s security claims and keep its short-form video app operating in the country. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin revealed a few details in an appearance on CNBC on Monday morning, also corroborating that Oracle was involved in the proposal. (Wash Post)

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Hard Water Bar & Grill eyes October opening in Federal Hill

A new bar and restaurant opening in the former Metropolitan Coffeehouse & Wine Bar building will be run by a family with roots in the local drinking and dining scene. Taylor Novak and her stepfather, Dave Peel, have collectively spent more than two decades working in area bars and restaurants — Novak as the former manager of Midtown BBQ and Brew in Mt. Vernon and Peel as the operator of several Anne Arundel County concepts, including the Anchor Inn, Nabbs Creek Cafe and the Cheshire Crab. (Balt Bus Journal)

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Culta releases 10th medical marijuana strain, expands distribution network

Culta, a Maryland producer of craft cannabis and extracts, announced Monday the release of a new strain of medical marijuana and expanded its inventory to other dispensaries statewide. Culta is the exclusive cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution partner in Maryland for Cookies, the San Francisco-based cannabis company. The two brands habve partnered to release a new strain, Sticky Buns, and a restock of classic strains such as Cereal Milk, Gary Payton, London Pound Cake #75 and Cake Mix. (Daily Record)

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Maryland contracts Minnesota company to produce mail-in ballots

A Minnesota-based company has agreed to produce up to 4 million mail-in ballots for Marylanders to use in this fall’s general election, the state’s board of elections announced Friday. The Maryland State Board of Elections said that Taylor Corporation, which also does business as Curtis1000, is a part of the multi-vendor approach in order to meet this election’s high demand for socially distanced ways to vote amid the coronavirus pandemic. (WTOP)

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