Commentary: Makerspaces – Investing in our nation’s workforce

There are makerspaces located in every corner of the world, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to capitalize on their own innovative ideas. Each brings opportunities for training today’s and tomorrow’s skilled workers needed for our thriving economy. The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a new competition that will invest in their continued success. A makerspace […]

Speak Out: Minimum wage debate

Readers continued to react to a recent commentary by Mike O’Halloran is state director of National Federation of Independent Business in Delaware, headlined “Minimum wage hike would crush many Delaware small businesses.” •How about we discuss the fact that, if wages had risen with the cost of living over the course of the last 20 […]

New Business: New Dover ALDI to open Thursday

DOVER — Dover’s ALDI will open its doors to shoppers for the first time this Thursday. The store, at 10 North DuPont Highway in Dover’s Capital Station, will be the German discount supermarket chain’s fifth to open in the state. ALDI managers note that it’s the most recent opening in a $3.4 billion investment to […]

Speak Out: Minimum wage hike

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Mike O’Halloran is state director of National Federation of Independent Business in Delaware, an association that represents hundreds of small businesses in the state, headlined “Minimum wage hike would crush many small businesses” • All it will do is raise prices on everything. Yet another in a very […]

US hiring slows amid trade rifts and weaker global economy

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring stumbled in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses have become more cautious in the face of weaker global growth, widening trade conflicts and perhaps some difficulty finding enough workers. Last month’s modest job gain followed a much healthier increase of 224,000 in April. The Labor Department […]

Commentary: Minimum wage hike would crush many Delaware small businesses

On Wednesday of next week, the Delaware General Assembly will hold a hearing on a bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour, initially bumping it up to $11 in January, and then a dollar more each year. Keep in mind, the state’s minimum wage is already set to increase to $9.25 on […]

Georgia House closes locations in Milford, Selbyville

DOWNSTATE – A sign attached to the door at the Georgia House Restaurant in Milford read, “Thank you for 20 years, we are now closed – MGMT.” With that, the longtime restaurant chain in Sussex County was quietly gone after it closed its locations in Milford and Selbyville on Wednesday, joining Georgia House’s Millsboro location, […]

Food truckin’: After six years, Karibbean Grill goes mobile

SMYRNA — Afte r serving up Caribbean-inspired barbecue for over six years at his U.S. 13 location just south of Smyrna, Lincoln Notice has taken Karibbean Grill & BBQ mobile. Once a brick-and-mortar kitchen and dining room, his entire operation has been moved into the shell of a 1986 Ford E350 Kurbmaster. Closing down last […]

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7,000 white-collar jobs

DETROIT — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10 percent of its global salaried workforce. The major revamp, which had been under way since last year, will save about $600 million per […]

New restaurant planned for Milford Abbott’s Grill location

MILFORD — Milford may be welcoming one of its newest businesses soon as Lisa and Walton Johnson prepare to open Benvenuto in the Riverwalk Center on Front Street. The new restaurant will fill the vacant commercial space left when Abbott’s Grill closed its Milford location in January. With business and organization skills under their belt, […]