AboutWeb Cares, a division of AboutWeb, opened an IT Jobs and Training facility in Baltimore City to help train economically disadvantaged individuals for in-demand technology jobs. AboutWeb, based in Gaithersburg, MD opened the office at 11 E. Lexington St. and it includes classroom space to hire and train workers in IT skills. The event was attended by the offices of Senator Cardin, Senator Van Hollen, Mayor Pugh, Congressman Cummings, Governor Hogan as well as many other community leaders.
Co-Founder/President & CEO Robert Epstein said AboutWeb wants to be the spark to help folks get excited about IT so they can move from dead end jobs to IT jobs with higher pay and upward mobility. AboutWeb’s target audience is from federally designated Historically Underutilized Business Zones, or HUBZones, where they can make the maximum positive impact to change individual’s lives in a positive way by teaching them the skills to land these high-paying tech positions. The program was launched about a year and a half ago and is self-funded by AboutWeb. Epstein said, “The exciting part about this is that individuals in the program actually get paid while they learn!” AboutWeb Cares hopes to grow the program and inspire other companies to invest in the human potential that exists in many of these historically underutilized areas.