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State convenes around workforce development

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More than 200 representitives from workforce development agencies met yesterday in Dover for the annual One-Stop Partner Convening. The event gives public officials and nonprofit staff working on employment and workforce assistance a chance to learn about resources and align efforts.

“This one-stop system has gone a long way toward helping the Delaware Department of Labor provide our residents with the kind of support that goes beyond just landing a job,” said Secretary of Labor Dr. Patrice Gilliam-Johnson. “Often times people looking for work are faced with other challenges that present the need for access to other services such as finance management, temporary public assistance, adult education and the like.”

“It is important we ensure this cross collaboration remains strong,” she added, “which is why the annual convening is critical.”

The Delaware Workforce Development Board, a government clearinghouse for workforce services, started the convening last year as a way to keep providers up to date on changing requirements.

“This event is another example of how Delaware agencies are working together to make a difference in the lives of Delawareans across our state. We are all committed to helping all Delawareans build the skills necessary to compete and succeed in today’s economy,” said Gov. John Carney. “This one-stop concept helps take our delivery of these services to the next level.”

For a list of One-Stop Partners visit https://det.delawareworks.com/one-stop-system/System%20Partners.php

 

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