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Siemens USA unveiled its new train facility in New Castle Wednesday, putting over a dozen people to work.

Delaware offers Sallie Mae $2.2 million for 285 jobs

Jul 18, 2017

Sallie Mae is asking Delaware for more than $2 million in grants to bring about 300 jobs to the state.


As Delaware’s job growth continues to inch up slowly, UD professor Edward Ratledge recently discussed the politics of local job creation at the Delaware Historical Society.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate remained unchanged again in December.

Unemployment in the First State has been locked in at 4.3 percent since July of last year – a six month run. 

Delaware’s job numbers for October were released Friday, showing the state’s unemployment rate holding steady at 4.3 percent for the third straight month.

Labor Day has come and gone and with it the lazy days of summer.  For many it’s back to the work grind - a grind that may leave many people reflecting on their current career and how it could be better - or more satisfying.


In a new book called “Let Your Personality Be Your Career Guide” coming out September 15th,  local Wilmington author Sarah Brown offers exercises and case studies designed to help people find their ideal job.


After observing many people unhappy in the workplace and unable to identify why, Brown retired in 2014 to pursue her passion for research, education and writing on the topic. She also holds workshops for college students and non-profit leaders.


In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly sat down with Brown to discuss the book, which includes a case study about DPM board member and longtime NPR host Liane Hansen’s decision to retire to Bethany Beach and “follow her bliss.”


Delaware adds jobs in June, unemployment rises slightly

Jul 25, 2016
Delaware Public Media


Delaware continues to have one of the fastest growing job markets in the country - despite a slight uptick in its unemployment rate, according to June unemployment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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There’s an unmistakable feeling of pride in Keith Murray’s voice, a sense of confidence he hadn’t felt in years.

“This is a 14-week course, and by week eight I found a job,” he says. “They work me like a dog, and I love it, because I’m providing for my family again.”

This week, Murray, 34, was among 10 graduates of the Hospitality School, a 4-year-old private, nonprofit program housed in a small building on the Holloway Campus of the state Department of Health and Social Services south of Wilmington.

Wawa to hire 5,000 workers across six states

Mar 29, 2016
Delaware Public Media

Convenience store chain Wawa plans to hire 5,000 workers across its locations in six states, including Delaware.