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Jack Markell's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: Governor (DE), Democratic
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Jack Markell Releases Climate Prosperity Strategy
Issue Position: Jack's Plan for Improving the Lives of Delawareans with Disabilities
Issue Position: Jack's Golden Years Guarantee
Nov. 23, 2015 Pathways to Prosperity Grants Will Support 55 High School Programs Beginning in 2016
Nov. 20, 2015 Video Player An anniversary this weekend provides an opportunity to take stock in our state's economy and recognize how many Delawareans have contributed to putting us on a promising path. On this day six years ago, this familiar Delaware manufacturing facility -- the Delaware City Refinery -- shut its doors. 750 people were put out of work. For many, that meant unemployment. For others, it meant missed mortgage or car payments, or even bigger problems at home. Today, the Delaware City Refinery is up and running more efficiently, cleanly, and safely than ever. And we should pause and take note of what that says about the spirit and fortitude of our people. The refinery closed during one of the most troubling recessions in modern American history. Delaware saw thousands of job losses as the national economy collapsed. But that didn't stop the Delaware labor and business communities from coming together with state leaders on a plan to get this place running again. Before long, we identified a partner in PBF Energy, which bought the facility and restored all of the lost jobs. And then some. That effort reflected the same kind of collaboration that has led to progress across our economy. We've added thousands of good-paying technology jobs in our financial sector. We have record sales from our agricultural sector. New manufacturing is growing. The spirit of entrepreneurship that led to the success of our small business pop-up program and the transformation of innovative Delaware starts-ups into international businesses. That doesn't happen because of one person and it doesn't happen overnight. It happens because our General Assembly, our Economic Development office, and state and local leaders throughout Delaware have helped create a culture that supports local businesses. Not every initiative has worked out, but we can be proud that since the depths of the recession our talented and determined workforce has helped Delaware's job growth far outpace our neighboring states. And we've ranked second among state best prepared for the new economy because in addition to working to modernizes job established at places like the refinery years ago, we're excelling in research and development, IT jobs, and broadband. Our work is far from done, but six years after the refinery shuttered, it represents the ability of our people to keep Delaware moving forward.
Oct. 30, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Recognizing the Workforce demands of Innovative Companies
Oct. 26, 2015 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. to Add 1,800 Delaware Jobs
Sept. 4, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting our Workforce, Strengthening our Economy
Aug. 28, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Expanding Educational Opportunities for Students
Aug. 26, 2015 Delaware's Oct. 21 Disability Mentoring Day to Expand Statewide
Aug. 14, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Creating Jobs While Investing in a Modernized Infrastructure
Aug. 11, 2015 First Delaware Class Graduates from Youth Employment Program
July 1, 2015 Governor Statement on Transportation Funding Bill Passage
June 1, 2015 Governor Announces Details of IT Job Training Program
May 29, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Building a Strong Workforce to Meet the Demands of Growing Industries
May 28, 2015 Governor Announces Job Training Effort for At-Risk Young Workers
May 28, 2015 Solenis' New Global Headquarters Will Staff 122 Additional Positions
April 2, 2015 Governor Markell Delivers Keynote Address at UN's World Autism Awareness Day Event
March 25, 2015 Governor Markell Announces 2014 Team Excellence Awards
March 9, 2015 Delaware Job Training Effort Highlighted in White House's Launch of TechHire
Feb. 13, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Pathways to Prosperity: Preparing Students to Thrive in Growing Industries
Feb. 12, 2015 Governor Launches Pathways to Prosperity Initiative for Delaware Students
Feb. 6, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: New Ways to Support our Entrepreneurs
Jan. 22, 2015 2015 State of the State
Jan. 2, 2015 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Moving Delaware Forward in 2015
Nov. 21, 2014 Governor Statement on Delaware Setting Jobs Record
Nov. 20, 2014 Sussex County Teen Represents Delaware during "One-Millionth JAG Student" Event in Washington, D.C.
Nov. 14, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message: Financial Empowerment Redirects Focus at Early Learning Centers
Nov. 7, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message: Strengthening Economic Opportunities for our Veterans
Nov. 5, 2014 Employers to Save Hundreds Per Employee over Next Two Years as UI Trust Fund Completes Accelerated Loan Repayment
Oct. 31, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message: Continued Focus on Job Growth and Strengthening the Economy
Oct. 15, 2014 Delaware Libraries Launch Inspiration Spaces
Oct. 9, 2014 Governor to Address Employment Opportunities for Young People with Disabilities as Part of Disability Mentoring Day
Oct. 9, 2014 Delaware Earns Universal Triple-A Marks from Credit Rating Agencies
Oct. 7, 2014 State of Delaware Announces Class for State Employees on Employing People with Disabilities
Aug. 8, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message: Spurring Economic Activity Through Downtown Development Districts
June 26, 2014 Final Piece of Governor's Criminal Justice Reform Package Passes General Assembly
June 25, 2014 Workers Compensation Recommendations Pass General Assembly
June 25, 2014 Third Piece of Governor's Criminal Justice Reform Package Passes General Assembly
June 18, 2014 Sentencing Reform Legislation Passes General Assembly
May 8, 2014 Governor Bans the Box for Delaware Public Employees
April 22, 2014 Governor Markell Signs Executive Order Adding Business Owners with Disabilities and Small Businesses to Delaware's Supplier Diversity Efforts
April 18, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Strengthening Our Workforce Through Collaboration and Education
April 14, 2014 Governor Recognizes Delaware Businesses for Commitments to Strengthening State's Workforce
April 8, 2014 Governor Markell Proposes New Program to Boost Manufacturing Workforce
Feb. 21, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Partnering with Colleges and Universities to Train a Competitive Workforce
Jan. 31, 2014 Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Investing in Delaware's Future
Jan. 30, 2014 Markell Budget Supports Jobs and Economic Opportunity; Invests in Delaware's Future
Jan. 30, 2014 Governor Signs Legislation to Raise Minimum Wage
Jan. 28, 2014 Governor's Statement on President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address
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