Gordmans is hiring for stores in Milford, Seaford

As apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans converts two former Peebles stores downstate to its brand, the company will be hiring for those locations this month. The stores, in Milford Plaza, 654 North Dupont Highway, and Seaford Village Shopping Center, 22970 Sussex Highway, are scheduled to open March 17, according to Kristen Whitman, media liaison […]

US adds 145,000 jobs; unemployment holds at 3.5%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion. Friday’s snapshot from the Labor Department showed hiring slipped […]

Jobless rate continues to rise in Delaware


DOVER — Delaware’s jobless rate rose in November, the fifth month in a row the state has seen an increase. Delaware’s unemployment levels now sit at 3.8 percent, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor. The rate rose .1 percent from October to November, while nationally, unemployment dropped from 3.6 […]

Employers post more jobs in October in sign of solid economy

WASHINGTON — The number of available jobs jumped in October after hitting an 18-month low the previous month, a sign the job market remains strong. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the number of available positions rose 3.3% to nearly 7.3 million. That suggests that businesses remain confident enough in the economic outlook to create […]

US gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls to 3.5%

WASHINGTON — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low, the Labor Department reported Friday. And wages rose a solid […]

US economy defies threats with a solid job gain for Oct.

WASHINGTON — A solid October jobs report on Friday spotlighted the surprising durability of the U.S. economy in the face of persistent trade conflicts and a global slowdown. The economy managed to add 128,000 jobs last month even though tens of thousands of workers were temporarily counted as unemployed because of the now-settled strike against […]

Speak Out: Job gains

U.S. employers added a modest 136,000 jobs in September, enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a new five-decade low of 3.5%. The figures show that hiring has slowed this year as the U.S.-China trade war has intensified, global growth has slowed and businesses have reduced their investment spending. Even so, recent job gains […]

US added 130,000 jobs in August amid trade war

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring in the United States has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. The job gain was boosted by the temporary hiring of 25,000 government workers for the 2020 […]

Speak Out: Forced union dues

Readers recently reacted to a Commentary by Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, headlined “This Labor Day, consider the injustice of forced union dues.” • If you want to work, you have to belong to a union or must pay dues. There is not choice. Right to work states are not […]

Commentary: This Labor Day, consider the injustice of forced union dues

As you shop for back-to-school supplies for your kids or food for the Labor Day cookout, consider this: the clerks, shelf stockers, truck drivers, and factory workers who make that possible can all be legally forced to pay money to a union or else be fired. Why? Because Delaware is one of the 23 forced-unionism […]