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State Workforce Development Board

Delaware Workforce Investment Board
Gwendolyn Jones, Executive Director
4425 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: (302) 761-8160
Fax: (392) 762-2138
Email: gwendolyn.jones@state.de.us

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. Gathering And Acting On Industry Intelligence
  2. Develop Career Lattices, Which Helps All Delaware Stakeholders Plan, Chart, And Resource Skills Training And Employment Opportunities
  3. Drive the Veterans Unemployment Rate Down For First Term Returning Active And Reserve Service Members To A Rate Below 18 To 24 Year Olds In The General Population
  4. Disabled Worker Initiatives
  5. Maximizing Technology To Connect Employers And Jobseekers By Improving The States Labor Exchange System.

Fast Facts

  • Since 2009 when Delaware lost more than 20,000 jobs the states has fought back and regained the lost jobs and added an additional 5,000.
  • Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May 2014 was 5.9%
  • The First State continues to make inroads to young people through its promotion of Career Cruising and CC Inspire throughout Delaware’s High School and a strong partnership with Junior Achievement
  • Since May 2013, Delaware’s total nonfarm jobs have increased by a net gain of +11,000, a rise of 2.6%. Nationally, jobs during that period increased 1.7%.

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