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WLA Member Capital One Opens Headquarters in Wilmington, DE

May 23, 2019
WLA member Capital One has strengthened its commitment to Wilmington, DE with the opening of its newly remodeled headquarters. After a hiring decline, banking related jobs have rebounded with a surge in an increasingly vibrant fintech scene.   The goal of the renovations was to attract young talent to an industry that is increasingly blurring...

WLA Member M&T Promises New Jobs to Wilmington, DE

May 23, 2019
M&T Bank and its Wilmington Trust subsidiary will hire hundreds of tech talent over the next few years, including 200 new “technologists” — software engineers and designers, UI/UX and web developers, database and cybersecurity experts, and technical team leads — over the next five years, and reinforce its commitment to downtown Wilmington.   Along with...

Warehouse to Change Lives of Wilmington Youth

February 28, 2019
The 2017 recipient of The Pete duPont Freedom Foundation Reinventing Delaware award is making waves in the local community. WLA Executive Member Joe Westcott of Capital One joined Mayor Mike Purzycki, and City Councilmen and women at the official unveiling of The Warehouse, Inc. on January 17th, 2019.   The Warehouse is a collaborative effort...

WSFS Foundation Awards $425,000 to Fund Education and Workforce Training Programs for Youth

February 18, 2019
WLA member, WSFS, recently announced that its foundation is awarding $425,000 to local organizations to help with Workforce Training for youth. YearUp Wilmington, a partner of WLA, was one of the recipients of this award, which will allow them to double the number of students in their program. For more information on the impact this...

It Takes One Year To Change- YearUp Wilmington’s Success

January 15, 2019
125. That is the number of students enrolled at YearUp Wilmington currently, which is hosted by WLA member, Wilmington University. Providing year-long programs focusing on IT and business, Year Up changes the lives of students through six months of courses and an additional six months of a paid internship.   YearUp The program is free...

WLA Members Come Together To Support IT Works Fall Semester Graduates

January 04, 2019
When you first walk into WLA Member Christiana Care‘s Wilmington location, you don’t expect balloons and lines of people waiting to watch their kids graduate. On the morning of Thursday, December 20th however that’s exactly what happened, as the hospital hosted TechImpact’s ITWorks Wilmington graduation ceremony.   ITWorks: An Overview This workforce development initiative is a...

Nearly Two Decade High For Wilmington Residents With Jobs

December 21, 2018
According to a new study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the 19th year in a row, Wilmington employment has gone up. This statistic includes part-time and full-time work according to the Delaware Online website. Job opportunity has grown not only in Wilmington, but in New Castle County as well. Primary sectors for...

WLA Member Christiana Care Health System Announced Company Minimum Wage To Be $15.00 An Hour

December 13, 2018
WLA member and Delaware’s largest private employer, Christiana Care, announced, effective in February, they will raise the wages of 500 employees to $15.00 an hour. The company believes this is a step in the right direction for the health of the community and wants to lead the way in ensuring workforce security.   This is...

Pete duPont Reinventing Delaware Competition Winner Announced

December 06, 2018
Last night 100 individuals came together in DuPont Country Club with one goal in mind: to sell an idea that will support the people of Delaware. The Pete DuPont Freedom Foundation Reinventing Delaware competition was last night. Individuals with various ideas came together to pitch different economic development solutions for the First State. There was no...