Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC)

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The Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC) is a service offered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's Division of Workforce Development. POAC provides assistance to individuals who are in the professional, executive, technical, managerial, and/or scientific occupations. POAC operates from a facility that features:

  • a state-of-the-art computer lab with Internet access
  • WIFI capabilities
  • a variety of written publications and resource materials
  • individualized career guidance
  • an audio-visual library
  • free faxing, copying, and telephone services in a modern office building.

The centerpiece of the POAC program is the staff's unique combination of skills, experiences and backgrounds. The POAC staff was selected with great care to reflect the needs of the professional, executive, technical, managerial and scientific workers the program serves. The staff consists of professionals experienced in working with thousands of job seekers from a wide range of professional occupations. Their rich combination of skills, experience and talent is combined with the latest skill analysis software; transferability of skills and an extensive employer access system. The POAC program provides job seekers with a level of support that is only available through few private outplacement services costing thousands of dollars. POAC, as with all the services of our agency, provides high quality services that are free of cost to Maryland residents. The Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC) is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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Professional Outplacement Assistance Center (POAC)
312 Marshall Avenue, 6th Floor, Laurel, MD 20707
Telephone: 301-362-1646 Fax: 301-362-9719

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