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Local Tech Startup SkillSmart to Support AAWDC’s Efforts to Staff Retail and Restaurant Positions at BWI Airport

New Workforce Development Contract is with Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Germantown, MD, September 15, 2016 --( SkillSmart announced today that it has been retained by Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation in Anne Arundel County, Maryland to staff retail and restaurant positions at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Airport).

The hiring and skills-matching technology company, working in partnership with Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC), BWI Airport and AIRMALL USA, will develop a customized online experience at through which job seekers will find open positions, as well as the job profiles that identify the unique skills required for each position. By focusing on the skills required and those job seekers have, both candidates and employers can see if the two are well-matched.

“This partnership is a unique opportunity for the greater Baltimore community to connect local employers at the airport with qualified candidates looking for jobs,” said SkillSmart CEO and co-founder Michael Knapp. “We are looking forward to working with AAWDC to help develop the local workforce and build growth in the regional economy.”

By understanding the specific hiring needs of AIRMALL’s employers, SkillSmart and AAWDC can assess the skills in the workforce and create a pipeline of talent to the open positions at BWI Airport.

The job portal will go live in mid-September.

About SkillSmart
SkillSmart is a for-purpose tech company that is reshaping how employers identify and hire talent. Its employer-driven hiring platform helps growing organizations and industries find the talent they need by matching job seekers to employment opportunities based on skills rather than traditional proxies like a degree. We are based in Germantown, Md. and help empower employers and job seekers to make the right match in states across the country. For more information, please visit or find us on Twitter @SkillSmartUS and Facebook @SkillSmartUS.

About Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation
AAWDC is 501C3 nonprofit corporation that provides innovative, high quality workforce development services to Anne Arundel County businesses and citizens. AAWDC is the bridge between understanding the workforce and talent development needs of local and regional businesses and preparing individuals to meet their full career potential. For more information please visit

For more information, contact:
Kyle Friis,
(301) 250-1015
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Kyle Friis
(301) 250-1015

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