Record Number of Md. Apprentices Earn as They Learn

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Maryland has registered more than 12,000 apprentices for the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program, the most in state history. Participants are taking part in 182 active apprenticeship programs in partnership with more than 3,800 employers Apprentices are able to earn as they learn for a career in a skilled position in a variety of fields.…

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Gov. John Carney Announces Central Del. Career Expo This Month

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Attention job-seekers, and students considering career options. The Governor’s Central Delaware Career Expo is coming up Wednesday, September 21st. Governor John Carney said it will help to connect Delawareans with careers that are currently in demand, as well as with training opportunities. The event is also designed to be family friendly, with middle-school students also…

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Worcester Co. Names Workforce Development Specialist

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Worcester County has hired a new Workforce Development Specialist within Worcester County Economic Development.Nancy Schwendeman will oversee the county’s initiatives to educate and train people to meet the needs of current and future businesses and industries.Worcester County workforce development partnerships also involve Worcester Tech High School, local chambers of commerce, the Maryland Department of Commerce,…

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Salisbury Creates Arts, Business & Culture Development Department, Hires Director

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The City of Salisbury has hired a Director for its new Arts, Business and Culture Development Department, which will go about producing “signature events, facilitating business incentives, and collaborating with stakeholders, working as the bridge between arts, business and culture.” Allen Swiger has ten years of management and local government experience, and most recently has…

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Revised Del. Paid Family & Medical Leave Bill Introduced

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A revised version of a bill that would make paid family and medical leave available for working Delaware families has been introduced in the General Assembly. Sponsors said Monday that Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill One has undergone a number of changes since the introduction of the Healthy Delaware Families Act last spring. “Through…

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Md. Introduces Supply Chain Resiliency Program

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Maryland is looking to address supply chain issues and the impact they have on businesses and citizens. Governor Larry Hogan said Tuesday that the Maryland Department of Commerce in coordination with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership will form the Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn and share best practices…

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Chicken Research, Science Issues Explored At Conference

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A lot goes into raising chickens, from a science and research perspective. The Delmarva Chicken Association recently hosted a two-day national scientific conference in Ocean City. Nearly 300 people from a total of 29 states attended, reviewing the latest research, animal health, environmental practices and advances. The National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing and Live…

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Pocomoke Firm Gets Army Armor Contract

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A Worcester County company has been awarded a task order for procurement of the US Army’s next generation Modular Scalable Vest, or MSV. Hardwire LLC, based in Pocomoke City, said the program will replace heavy body armor systems with new lightweight armor and carriers. The contract will last for nine years, with the goal of…

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OC Fills New Tourism-Business Position

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Ocean City received more than 100 applications for a newly-created tourism- and business-related position. After narrowing the field to four, two finalists emerged. The choice recommended to Council was Tom Perlozzo, who has served as Worcester County Director of Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Economic Development. Perlozzo also was Director of Ocean City Recreation and Parks…

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Nicola Pizza Downtown Rehoboth Properties Sold

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Nicola Pizza has reportedly sold its two downtown Rehoboth Beach properties for a combined $4-million. The Cape Gazette reports that Trahos Capital Investments LLC is the buyer of Nicola’s Rehoboth Avenue and North First Street properties. The pizza restaurant plans to relocate to Coastal Highway. The Trahos family already owns several other commercial properties in…

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Chamber Leaders Question Need For Masks On Beach

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Leaders of the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce say a requirement in Rehoboth that masks be worn on the beach may be a veiled attempt to reduce the number of visitors. The Board has sent a letter to the Mayor and Council stating its concerns about the expanded mask requirement that took…

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Salisbury Accepts Applications For Business Micro-grants

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Salisbury is accepting applications for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Business micro-grants. City Administrator Julia Glanz, appearing this week with WGMD’s Mike Bradley, said the funding comes from Salisbury’s Revolving Loan Program. Applications are due by June 30th. “The goal with this program is to help businesses that have been most impacted by the mandated shutdowns,” Salisbury…

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