Overview of services offered at the Department of Labor
When you think of training, careers, economy and governance, think of the Department of Labor.
The Delaware Department of Labor connects people to jobs, resources, monetary benefits, workplace protections and labor market information to promote financial independence, workplace justice and a strong economy.
The Department of Labor is headed by a Secretary of Labor who is appointed by the Governor. The Department is made up of four main divisions:
The Division of Employment and Training (DET) provides services enabling employers and job seekers to make informed employment and training choices leading to employment. The division administers various federal and state workforce programs that assist individuals in obtaining their next job or career change. One does not need to be unemployed to utilize our services.
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists eligible individuals with disabilities to develop career pathways and find employment that matches with their skills and abilities. We work closely with employers, providing access to resources to help diversify their organizations and meet today’s workforce demands utilizing the talents of individuals with disabilities.
The Division of Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own. Applying for benefits is online providing quick and easy access. The division also collects Unemployment Insurance Tax from businesses.
The Division of Industrial Affairs (DIA) promotes fairness and safety in the workplace through enforcement of laws that protect workers and consultation programs for small businesses. We provide services through five programs.
The APEX program is dedicated to opening opportunities to individuals with criminal histories by helping them through the pardon or expungement process. If you are eligible, we can provide one-on-one counseling through each step to help you apply.
Office of Administration
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
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