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Parents in many MD families work in jobs with inadequate wages. More than 384,000 Marylanders in 2002 earned less than a poverty-level wage of $8.61 an hour.
More than 100,000 working families in Maryland are struggling to get by.
In 2001, a family earning an annual income of under $17,960 was considered to be "living in poverty".
Source: Connecting Low-Income Families to Good Jobs: A Policy Road Map for Maryland, Job Opportunities Task Force, 2004.
Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Employment Development
Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity
East Baltimore Development, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake
Job Opportunities Task Force
Maryland Food Bank
Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore
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