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NEWS: STORIES WE ARE FOLLOWING
THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING:
THE JOBS ARE HERE, BUT WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE?
Manufacturing in Delaware and the nation was facing a shortage of workers well before the pandemic upended the economy. In fact, as many as 2.4 million factory jobs could remain unfilled through 2028 due to a tight labor market and a lack of skilled workers, according to a 2018 study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute.
JOIN US ON MARCH 24: MANUFACTURING & POLICY CONFERENCE
These challenges are not experienced by manufacturers alone. Join the Delaware Manufacturing Association and presenting sponsor, DEMEP, for the 2021 Spring Manufacturing & Policy Conference where we will address a recurring theme – talent.
This half-day, virtual conference will feature Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, the nation’s largest industrial trade association.
CREATE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE:
More than 700 Delaware businesses, including more than 100 restaurants/bars and 100 retail stores, already participate in the COVID-19 Customer Protection Standards.
Complete a fast and simple checklist and email it to email@example.com. The Customer Protection Standards sticker will be mailed to your business to affix to the front door. Your business will also be listed on a map and online directory of participating businesses found at delbiz.com/protect.
184th annual dinner:
REBUILDING DELAWARE'S WORKFORCE THROUGH RAPID TRAINING: THE PLACE WHERE JOBSEEKERS FIND TRAINING TO ENHANCE OR GAIN SKILLS; AND EMPLOYERS CONNECT WITH A QUALIFIED WORKFORCE
Forward Delaware provides training opportunities to Delawareans to become more employable in the following industries: Healthcare, Construction & Trades, Hospitality & Food Service, Logistics & Transportation, Computers & IT. It also provides employers with a newly trained workforce available for hire in targeted industries.
BUY LOCAL OR BYE LOCAL: SUPPORT THE PLACES YOU LOVE TODAY
Monthly Labor Review - DECEMBER 2020
YOUR CHAMBER @ WORK
From the President
OCCUPATIONAL MOBILITY EXPLORER: BUILD YOUR PATH. COMPARE SKILLS. VIEW TOP TRANSITIONS.
In Exploring a Skills-Based Approach to Occupational Mobility, researchers from the Philadelphia and Cleveland Feds analyze the skills that employers request in the 33 largest metro areas and look for opportunities for workers to transfer their skills from one occupation to a similar — but higher-paying — occupation in the same labor market. This application is designed to make the findings interactive and wholly accessible to those interested in economic mobility.
To successfully build the workforce of the future, we must constantly innovate and invest in the economy's most important resource — human capital.
The new economy competes on talent, yet the the current approach to financing talent development was built for a different era and economy. In this dynamic economy, jobs — and the skills required to fill those jobs — are constantly evolving. We need an approach that can evolve with the economy, and the changing needs of employers. This groundbreaking new initiative, Talent Finance, explores private sector-led solutions and innovations in finance to better invest in people. Read more >
EXPECT DELAYS. PLAN AHEAD.
Rehabilitation of I-95 from I-495 to North of the Brandywine River Bridge
delaware business magazine
Delaware One Stop:
Registration & licensing portal for businesses operating in Delaware