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Delaware Department of Labor To Hold 10th Employer Conference

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Categories:  Department of Labor Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) News Office of the Governor

Wilmington, Del. May 7, 2013 – Delaware businesses will find topical information about issues affecting their bottom line at the Delaware Department of Labor 10th Employer Conference, May 16, 2013 at Chase Center on the Riverfront. This includes a look at “Delaware’s economy: where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going,” information about an improved process for accessing quality workers through Delaware-Job-Link, and current information on the Affordable Care Act, workers compensation, anti-discrimination and labor law.

The conference, on hiatus for about five years, will update businesses about labor law, workers compensation, anti-discrimination, the Affordable Care Act, and other issues affecting the business bottom line.

DOL decided to hold the conference because of several new initiatives. Among these is the newly designed resume builder at Delaware JobLink (www.joblink.delaware.gov), the state’s web-based job search and information portal. This will make it easier and faster for employers and skilled workers to find each other.

“As our economy becomes more global, more productive and more competitive, we want our employers and our workforce to be ready for the opportunities and the challenges ahead,” said Governor Jack Markell. “This is about informing and supporting employers in ways that help them strengthen, grow and hire for the future.”

“This conference provides employers an opportunity to discover the many tools and program resources available to support their employment needs,” said Delaware Department of Labor Secretary John J. McMahon Jr. “It’s important to remember the Department of Labor is much more than the unemployment office and has wide ranging services. We look forward to answering questions and introducing business leaders to our very talented and dedicated staff.”

Registration for the conference is $125 and the form is available online at delawareworks.com/events/2013-EmployerConference/DOL%20Brochure_Electronic.pdf. Exhibitor opportunities, at $250 are also available delawareworks.com/events/2013-EmployerConference/Exhibitors%20Form_Electronic.pdf.

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The Delaware Department of Labor connects people to jobs, resources, monetary benefits, workplace protections and labor market information to promote financial independence, workplace justice and a strong economy.

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