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 10 computer workstations, a screen for presentations, a printer and wireless internet access.
Department of Labor employees on board will work with clients to find jobs, develop their resumes, and enroll in state programs.
“We are working hard to make sure that Delaware’s economy works for all Delawareans. Often, that means connecting Delawareans with jobs resources that will help them find good-paying work,” said Gov. Carney. “Through this mobile jobs unit, the Department of Labor is getting out into the communities we serve, and meeting Delawareans where they live.”
The mobile units will visit different neighborhoods weekly in Wilmington until October.
“We want to educate Wilmington residents about employment services that are available through the State Labor Department, and to help job seekers more easily access those services,” said Mayor Purzycki. “Given that a lack of transportation can be a huge obstacle for someone who is unemployed, we need to make it easier for residents by bringing those services to the people who need them the most – meeting people where they are and where they live.”