Delaware Job Resources

Workforce Development

Delaware Department of Labor

In order to promote financial independence, workplace justice and a strong economy, the Delaware Department of Labor connects people with:
  • Jobs
  • Resources
  • Monetary benefits
  • Workplace protections
  • Labor market information
The Department of Labor is headed by a Secretary of Labor who is appointed by the governor. The department is made up of four divisions and three offices. The combined efforts of these Divisions and Offices support the employment related needs of nearly 400,000 Delaware workers and more than 20,000 businesses throughout the state.

New Castle County

Delaware Workforce Investment Board (DWIB)

The Workforce Investment Act became law in 1998 and has as its cornerstone, the One-Stop customer service delivery system, the Delaware Workforce Investment Board (DWIB). The DWIB has oversight for this system to ensure the citizens of Delaware are provided with occupational training and employment service opportunities to help them achieve employment that will sustain them and their families.

Conversely, we seek to communicate with our business industry partners to provide them with qualified individuals to meet their employment needs. The DWIB also has a very active Youth Council that has oversight for programs designed specifically to help Delaware's at-risk and neediest youth prepare for the workforce.

One-Stop Center Locations & Services

One-Stop Service Centers are located within each of Delaware's Department of Labor locations:
  • Wilmington
  • Pencader
  • Dover
  • Georgetown
Services include:

Training Grant Program

The Workforce Development Section of the Delaware Economic Development Office has four basic training grant programs that they administer:

  • Blue Collar Jobs Training
  • Training Grants for Delaware's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
  • Basic Skills Training
  • Governors Workforce Development Grant