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  Category: Department of Labor


DOL Announces New Director of Vocational Rehabilitation

Department of Labor | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

WILMINGTON, DE – Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Karryl Hubbard has announced that Elisha Jenkins will serve as the new Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), replacing former Director Andrea Guest, who retired earlier this year. DVR is a partner in helping job seekers develop skill sets to find employment. The division […]




Dept of Labor Teams Up with Community Partners to Offer Job Seekers Career Support

Department of Labor | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor is teaming up with statewide partners to present a series of One-Stop Resource Expos in May to highlight the Delaware Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Dozens of partner organizations will be on hand at booths to speak with people about employment, education and other support programs. […]




New Employer UI and Construction Employer Tax Rates for 2022

Department of Labor | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) is announcing the new Employer Unemployment Insurance and new Construction employer tax rates for 2022, effective January 1, 2022. New Employer and new Construction employer rates are maintained at 2020 levels Establish 2022 merit rate at lower of 2020, 2021, or […]




DOL Conducting 2022 Annual Prevailing Wage Survey

Department of Labor | Date Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Division of Industrial Affairs (DIA) at the Department of Labor (DOL) is currently conducting its Annual Prevailing Wage Survey for state-funded construction projects – over 3,800 survey forms will be mailed out to contractors on December 27, 2021. The completed survey forms must be postmarked or returned to DIA for the data to be […]




Unemployment Insurance Policy Regarding Employer Vaccine Mandates

Department of Labor | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) has issued policy to address questions and concerns about a claimant’s eligibility to collect Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits after refusing to be vaccinated or tested as required by an employer. Delaware law states that claimants are not allowed to receive UI benefits if they have violated […]







  Category: Department of Labor


DOL Announces New Director of Vocational Rehabilitation

Department of Labor | Date Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

WILMINGTON, DE – Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Karryl Hubbard has announced that Elisha Jenkins will serve as the new Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), replacing former Director Andrea Guest, who retired earlier this year. DVR is a partner in helping job seekers develop skill sets to find employment. The division […]




Dept of Labor Teams Up with Community Partners to Offer Job Seekers Career Support

Department of Labor | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor is teaming up with statewide partners to present a series of One-Stop Resource Expos in May to highlight the Delaware Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Dozens of partner organizations will be on hand at booths to speak with people about employment, education and other support programs. […]




New Employer UI and Construction Employer Tax Rates for 2022

Department of Labor | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) is announcing the new Employer Unemployment Insurance and new Construction employer tax rates for 2022, effective January 1, 2022. New Employer and new Construction employer rates are maintained at 2020 levels Establish 2022 merit rate at lower of 2020, 2021, or […]




DOL Conducting 2022 Annual Prevailing Wage Survey

Department of Labor | Date Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Division of Industrial Affairs (DIA) at the Department of Labor (DOL) is currently conducting its Annual Prevailing Wage Survey for state-funded construction projects – over 3,800 survey forms will be mailed out to contractors on December 27, 2021. The completed survey forms must be postmarked or returned to DIA for the data to be […]




Unemployment Insurance Policy Regarding Employer Vaccine Mandates

Department of Labor | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) has issued policy to address questions and concerns about a claimant’s eligibility to collect Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits after refusing to be vaccinated or tested as required by an employer. Delaware law states that claimants are not allowed to receive UI benefits if they have violated […]