Carozza comments on the new session

Dwight A. Weingarten
Salisbury Daily Times

Workforce challenges and 'an opportunity for the Shore'

The Lower Shore’s senior senator, Mary Beth Carozza, who has represented Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties in the senate since 2019, also has been on the road since the election in November, at meetings with local governments and other institutions such as Wor-Wic Community College, and at Christmas parades.

In a Dec. 5 interview, Carozza called the workforce shortages a “top priority.”

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“I want to make sure that our talent, our young talent here on the Shore, understand that we have these workforce shortages,” said Carozza, citing employee gaps in public safety, education, high tech, among other sectors. She appealed directly to schools and students.

Mary Beth Carozza, Maryland State Senator, speaks at the Wor-Wic Community College groundbreaking ceremony for the new applied technology building Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Salisbury, Maryland. Carozza has been appointed to serve on the Senate committee on education, energy, and the environment this session.


“Wherever (students’) passion is, there’s a workforce shortage,” she said, “That’s something that really excites me because it’s a challenge that can really be transitioned into an opportunity for the Shore.”

The leisure and hospitality industry, which has been a mainstay of the Eastern Shore economy for a century dating back to the spread of the automobile, was especially impacted during the pandemic.

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