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Maryland Department of Labor Announces Key Workforce Appointment

The position will lead within the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning

BALTIMORE, MD (July 12, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Labor today announced the appointment of Assistant Secretary Erin Roth within the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL).

“I am delighted that Erin Roth will be taking the helm at the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning,” said Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Portia Wu. “Her leadership will be critical to connecting Marylanders to training and good jobs and meeting the talent needs of our state’s businesses so communities can continue to grow and thrive.” 

Ms. Roth is a Baltimore City resident who most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for DWDAL. During her 14-year tenure with the Maryland Department of Labor, Roth has led major initiatives for the state’s workforce system, including the strategic implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act supporting business growth and job seekers with barriers to employment. She also served in the Division of Unemployment Insurance for five years during the height of the Great Recession. 

As Assistant Secretary at DWDAL, Roth will oversee a budget of approximately $160 million of federal and state funds and 460 employees. Roth serves on the Board of Directors for both the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Incorporated and Leadership Maryland. She holds a bachelor of arts in Global Studies from Loyola University Maryland and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

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Jamie Mangrum