State of Delaware Archives: on Jobs


John Carney: Focus on trade school training and apprenticeships

Carney addressed a question I raised about how the future of Delaware will look for young people. He cited how he has pushed for job creation, and played a vital role in getting most of DuPont to stay in Delaware. He believed that I'll have plenty of Delaware jobs to look forward to.

I later inquired about his views on the future of trade schools as a way to build a greater workforce. He said that everyone needs welders, yet we seem to not have enough. We focus on only the highest jobs through college or the lowest jobs, and don't focus on the decently paying middle jobs, occupations vital for Americans such as welding, or plumbing or other trades.

He cited Germany's apprenticeship programs as an excellent example and something we could emulate in Delaware. In addition, he saw the pathway program in schools as an important first step in pushing for education that can still get students good jobs without spending thousands of dollars on college.

Source: Wilmington News Journal on 2016 Delaware Governor's race Mar 10, 2016

Alex Pires: Jobs come from small businesses; they need bank credit

Pires said the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is not the answer to the country's economic woes. "Simpson-Bowles is a good idea, but it hasn't gone anywhere," he said. "Jobs come from small businesses. They don't come from the top, they come from the bottom." Pires said credit is key to the success of small businesses, which are suffering because of big banks. As a board member of Community Bank, Pires said he has lent more than $200,000 to small businesses.
Source: Cape Gazette on 2012 Delaware Senate debate Oct 19, 2012

Jack Markell: Job Creation Infrastructure Fund: tax credits for job growth

We must be prepared to make the infrastructure investments necessary when we see significant opportunities to put Delawareans back to work. I am proposing a Job Creation Infrastructure Investment Fund that will allow us to seize the best opportunities fo investing in future jobs in ways that our Transportation Trust Fund currently cannot. And to drive home the message that Delaware is the best place to start and grow a business, we must promote job-creating capital investment. For businesses large or small that are willing to put Delawareans to work in a new or expanded manufacturing facility--whether it be for traditional manufacturing, or for clean energy--we will provide tax credits to support that job growth. We must continue to create a business climate that puts our neighbors back to work and that puts Delaware back at the forefront of making things again.
Source: 2011 Delaware State of the State Address Jan 20, 2011

Chris Coons: Unemployment hasn't doubled in two years; O'Donnell is lying

O'DONNELL: We have to keep in mind my opponent has a history of promising not to raise taxes on the campaign trail and then break those promises as soon as he takes office. Unemployment here in New Castle County rose, almost doubled in the last two years under his watch as New Castle county executive.

COONS: I also frankly can't imagine where she found the numbers that unemployment doubled in just the past year under my watch. I suspect we're going to need to keep a close eye this evening on the numbers that go flying back and forth.

Q: Let's ask her, where did you get those numbers?

O'DONNELL: The Department of Labor statistics. And we'll have them on our web site by tomorrow.

COONS: I think it's important to look closely at some of the things Ms. O'Donnell's thrown out on her new web site. Most of them are untrue. Some of them are flat-out lies. Some of them are mischaracterizations. Much of how you've characterized my record is incorrect.

Source: CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderating 2010 Delaware Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Christine O`Donnell: Unemployment under Coons has doubled in two years

O'DONNELL: We have to keep in mind my opponent has a history of promising not to raise taxes on the campaign trail and then break those promises as soon as he takes office. Unemployment here in New Castle County rose, almost doubled in the last two years under his watch as New Castle county executive.

COONS: I also frankly can't imagine where she found the numbers that unemployment doubled in just the past year under my watch. I suspect we're going to need to keep a close eye this evening on the numbers that go flying back and forth.

Q: Let's ask her, where did you get those numbers?

O'DONNELL: The Department of Labor statistics. And we'll have them on our web site by tomorrow.

COONS: I think it's important to look closely at some of the things Ms. O'Donnell's thrown out on her new web site. Most of them are untrue. Some of them are flat-out lies. Some of them are mischaracterizations. Much of how you've characterized my record is incorrect.

Source: CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderating 2010 Delaware Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

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