Category: Human Resources

As new developments and jobs sweep into Wilmington, the simple economic facts remain bleak, according to a new report. Prosperity Now, a national nonprofit devoted to increasing economic opportunity in low-income communities, today released a report detailing economic inequality in Wilmington. The numbers present a city starkly divided along racial and economic lines. While the median…

By Roger Morris | Contributing Writer New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer is normally a mild-mannered fellow, but he says he goes a little crazy come mid-March. “I get in a Maize Rage this time of year,” he says, and he’s not the only one who’s seasonally affected. “The county’s head of land use, Rich…

(AP) — Delaware authorities say a demolition company leader died while supervising work at an old automobile plant. Delaware State Police said Saturday the death occurred Friday afternoon at the former General Motors plant in Wilmington, which closed in 2009. Police say its initial investigation shows Atlantic Coast Dismantling was performing demolition work at the…

(AP) — Equipment failure at a Delaware refinery caused an explosion that has sent three workers to the hospital. News outlets report the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a release the Delaware City Refinery was the site of a “minor explosion” during equipment maintenance Tuesday. A Delaware City Refining Company spokeswoman says…

The Delaware Department of Justice is sponsoring the 2018-2019 season of LifeSmarts, a national scholarship competition and educational program for middle school and high school students that tests knowledge of real-life consumer issues and aims to create a future generation of consumer-savvy adults. Coaches can now register and create teams, and students may register and…

Dr. R. Lawrence Moss has started his tenure as president and CEO of Nemours Children’s Health System after serving seven years as surgeon-in-chief at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “I am both excited and humbled by the privilege,” Moss said. “It is a challenge to lead any pediatric health system, but at Nemours where I…

By MICHAEL J. MIKA Special to Delaware Business Times Business networking activities continue to evolve beyond the traditional meet-and-greets with business cards, handshakes and beverages. Especially in the digital age, more emphasis is focused on face-to-face engagement tailored to specific topics. Today’s event planners are trying to ensure they leverage the networking needs of both…

So what did you do on your vacation in 2018? Regular readers of this column may recall my post-vacation reflections on European immigration written from Budapest, Hungary; or the European economy and Germany’s stalwart bankers written from Munich; or even a touching moment last Fourth of July walking on Omaha Beach, where thousands of Americans…

Words of wisdom from Delaware leaders

By Kathy Canavan  Special to Delaware Business Times Newspaper articles have dubbed Rebecca Byrd a “superstar lobbyist” and “one half of a lobbying powerhouse.” The attorney-lobbyist was born into the business as the daughter of longtime lobbyist Bobby Byrd, and Legislative Hall watchers say she’s a natural. “She’s probably the best lobbyist I’ve ever run…