The Economic Development Subcommittee of the Delaware Hispanic Commission focuses on assessing career opportunities and finding ways to expand career options within the Hispanic Community. In the interest of promoting economic sustainability, within the Hispanic community the subcommittee will advise the Commission on the needs and means to improve the delivery of services, and recommend policy changes to implement these services and/or create new ones.
Givvel Marrero, President Promotion Zone
Workforce Development Director, Delaware Economic Development Office
Areas of Focus
To promote job opportunities to the Hispanic Community by educating them of the resources available and how to avail themselves of these career development opportunities.
To increase the number of English as a Second Language (ESL) learning opportunities, as well as, expand the course curriculum beyond conversational English.
To promote skill development through the use of Computer Base Training Programs in Spanish.
To translate the Department of Labor Website.
To offer more evening opportunities for training and skill development.
To utilize Spanish Media as a resource to convey valuable information and resources to the Community.
Delaware Policy Agenda
Short Term: within 1 year
- 1. Expand cultural training made available for Business
- 2. Establish a referral process for businesses & employers to find each other
- 3. Reduction of wait time in Financial Product licensing
- 4. Allocate funding for marketing programs and business opportunities utilizing the Hispanic media channels.
- 5. Establish a monthly Hispanic Business networking group
Long term: – within 3 years
- 1. Create a stand-alone business resource center funded by private partners.
- 2. Develop a process to make professional degrees from other countries acceptable in the USA.
- 3. Increase access to higher education through the development of bilingual on line training.
- 4. Website translation for the Department of Labor and bilingual counselors at the One Stops.
- 5. Establish a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Delaware JobLink, is a free job matching and workforce information service for job seekers. Delaware JobLink is your portal to services offered through the Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Employment and Training and our American Job Center partners. To set-up your own account or if you just want to look at a listing of job opportunities access Delaware job link at https://joblink.Delaware.Gov
A Delaware JobLink Job Seeker account provides you with the ability to:
- Conduct a Job Search
- Build or Upload a Resume
- Receive Notification of Job Openings When a Match Occurs
- Search for Training Opportunities Certified by the Delaware Workforce Investment Board for Eligible Training Candidates
- Register with an American Job Center
State of Delaware Jobs
The Office of Management and Budget, Human Resource Management, Employment Services invites you to search and apply for state government jobs using the Delaware Employment Link (DEL). Our goal is to link the right people with the right jobs where they can be part of building a better Delaware.
The Hispanic Business Development Program (HBD)
The Hispanic Business Development (HBD) Program is a new program at First State CLF that was designed to address the needs of Delaware’s Hispanic Business. First State Community Loan Fund (CLF) is a not-for-profit, federally certified, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that supports small and micro businesses and community development projects. The HBD Program provides bilingual business development and consulting services to Hispanic-owned businesses throughout Delaware. The target audience for the program is adults who are interested in starting their own business or need support in expanding their existing business.
Business Development Program - First State Community Loan Fund.
DCED - Delaware Center for Enterprise Development
The Delaware Center for Enterprise Development (DCED) at Delaware State University has assisted in the development of enterprises since 1992. DCED is the community outreach arm of the College of Business. It provides business training and entrepreneurial education for youth and adults, supports community economic development initiatives and offers one-on-one technical assistance to entrepreneurs. The mission of DCED is to educate current and prospective entrepreneurs and enterprise managers through training programs, technical and managerial assistance and by providing access to capital.
STRENGTHS: Micro and New Businesses, Food Business Incubator, Youth and Adult Training
Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc. (DCRAC)
SBTDC - Small Business and Technology Development Center
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) exists to strengthen Delaware's economic base by providing quality services such as management assistance, technology transfer and commercialization, government contracting, education and research resources to our community and entrepreneurs. We maintain offices in each county so that no business in Delaware is more than one hour from help building loan package to obtain capital, improving cash flow, developing marketing strategies, streamlining operations, conducting market research, purchasing an existing business or starting a franchise.
STRENGTHS: Existing Growth and Technology Oriented Businesses as well as Training
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Small Business Administration provides three tools to help small business start and grow; financing programs, technical business advice, and education on how to do business with the federal government. SBA resource partners offer seminar-style classes, one-on-one mentoring and online courses. Through its website www.sba.gov , the SBA offers free online business classes directly to the public in several different languages. To access the SBA website in Spanish click here http://es.sba.gov/
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 12,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.
STRENGTHS: New Businesses and Training Programs
DCWE - Delaware Center for Women's Entrepreneurship
The YWCA's Delaware Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (DCWE) focuses on helping women start and grow their own business. We nurture the entrepreneurial spirit into action by offering dynamic coaching, inspiring workshops and access to essential business resources. Our highly qualified business consultants will help you achieve your dream ... and turn your passion into a paycheck!
STRENGTHS: Micro and New Businesses as well as Training Programs
Delaware Business First Steps - Have a business idea? Use this site to get started www.Firststeps.delaware.gov