Month: February 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of temporary employees for the upcoming 2020 Census. The jobs include census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff. The average pay rate for all three Delaware counties is $19.50, according to the Bureau. The agency does not have offices within Delaware, but field positions may be…

WSFS Financial Corporation on Feb. 28 announced that it has full approval to acquire Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. WSFS Bank and Beneficial Bank will merge as a result of the $1.5 billion deal. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve approved WSFS’ acquisition of Beneficial. That is the final regulatory hurdle in the acquisition, which was first…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki has announced the return of the popular Small Business Success Series, an eight-week course that can help aspiring entrepreneurs start or grow a business. The course includes information about writing and carrying out a business plan as well as one-on-one business plan counseling. “This is a wonderful opportunity for current business…

Delaware’s unclaimed property website is moving to a “.gov” domain name to improve the confidence of users. “Given the high number of unclaimed property scams we see across the country, we want to increase confidence among owners trying to recover property held here in Delaware,” said Office of Unclaimed Property Director Brenda Mayrack. “With the…

Delaware Department of Labor has developed a new Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Program to complement its existing Registered Apprenticeship programs. Pre-Apprenticeship prepares individuals who lack education or experience for the Registered Apprenticeship Program, which places individuals directly into paid positions in industries such as construction. The goal of the new program is to expand Register Apprenticeships to…

Delaware links investors with 25 ‘Opportunity Zones’ across state

By Roger Morris Contributing writer Last year, Delaware state officials scrambled to identify 25 census tracts for setting up “Opportunity Zones” in economically distressed communities. These special zones designated by the U.S. Department of Treasury offer tax benefits to investors who put their money where in areas where it’s needed most. But picking the right…