Month: August 2017

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Delaware Labor Secretary Patrice Gilliam-Johnson will partner on a new initiative to educate community members about employment services. The partnership will send out a specially-equipped bus called the Mobile One-Stop unit that will offer all of the services available in a Department of Labor office. The bus is equipped with…

A new study by SmartAsset, a financial consulting company, has identified Wilmington as the seventh best city for working in retirement based on a combination lifestyle and economic factors. For one, Wilmington has an effective retirement tax rate of 9.4 percent, the second lowest in the study. It also has the eighth-highest rate of medical…

(AP) — State environmental officials are holding a public hearing on a proposed expansion of a poultry processing plant in Millsboro. Thursday evening’s hearing involves a request by Mountaire Farms for a Coastal Zone Act permit to build and operate a third production line in a 5,300 square foot expansion at its facility on John…

(AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that an investor lawsuit targeting Uber Technologies’ former CEO must be moved to private arbitration. The judge granted former CEO Travis Kalanick’s request to put the lawsuit on hold while an arbitrator considers claims raised by venture capital firm Benchmark Capital Partners. The ruling came one day after…

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times Editor’s note: this article first appeared in the August 22 edition of Delaware Business Times When the DowDuPont merger becomes final on August 31, it will mark a seismic change in the history of the 215-year-old Delaware company, yet there will be few outward indications that anything…

(AP) – Adesis, Inc. today announced that U.S. Senator Tom Carper visited its New Castle facility on Friday, August 25. Sen. Carper toured Adesis’ laboratories to observe first-hand the cutting-edge research and development in materials and pharmaceutical sciences, and met with senior management to discuss growth opportunities that are expected to further boost research and…

UD business students tackle real-life

As University of Delaware senior Sal Klosiewicz closed in on his final year of classes, his academic advisor recommended a course that promised hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with a small business. That’s how the marketing major found himself doing a quick dive of poultry mortality and analyzing the scalability of a company…

Private-sector seasonally adjusted employment in the U.S. increased by 237,000 from July to August, according to the ADP Research Institute. The New Jersey-based research group’s monthly employment report found positive trends across the market, including increases in small, mid-sized and large companies. Most industries experienced increases as well, with the exception of the information sector…

A panel discussion on human trafficking on September 9 will feature state officials and nonprofit staff familiar with the issue. The panelists include: Yolanda Schlabach, founder of Zoe Ministries Commissioner Mary McDonough of the Court of Common Pleas Human Trafficking Court Commissioner Loretta Young of Delaware Family Court State Police Major Daniel Meadows Nancy McGee…