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Governor Launches Worker Retention Program for Port Businesses

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Governor Wes Moore announced the launch of the $12.5 million Port of Baltimore Worker Retention Program to help businesses retain employees affected by the Francis Scott Key bridge collapse. The program, run by the Maryland Department of Labor, aims to avert layoffs by enabling impacted businesses to retain their workers until the Port fully reopens. Additionally, three other relief programs will launch on April 22, including the Port of Baltimore Emergency Business Assistance Program, Small Business Grants Program, and Business Loan Program, to support businesses impacted by the bridge collapse or reduction in Port activity. The state is working in partnership with the federal government and local governments to ensure no one is left behind in the response to this crisis.

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