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Career Publications

Delaware Career Compass

Welcome to the 2022-2023 edition of the Delaware Career Compass. The Compass is a step-by-step guide to career planning for students. Learn about yourself, the world of work, and how you can reach your goals.

A fillable/interactive edition for 2022-2023 is available here.

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Delaware Career Compass Teacher’s Guide

The Teacher’s Guide is the companion publication to the Delaware Career Compass. It is designed to supplement and enhance the use of the Compass in your classroom.

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Careers Coloring & Activity Book

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Children start to become aware of the world of careers as early as pre-school. Even through simple life experiences, they become aware of the nature of careers and they begin to form their own ideas about career roles. The coloring pages and activities in this book are intended to be fun for children in the Pre-K to 3rd-grade age groups. They have been designed around the 16 Career Clusters that were developed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Career Heroes Workbook

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The Career Heroes Workbook is a career awareness workbook for elementary students. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the Career Heroes Trading Cards and the Career Heroes Teacher’s Guide. The activity book introduces students to just a few of the hundreds of Career Heroes out there making the world a better place. It also describes the 6 different types of Career Heroes: Doers, Thinkers, Creators, Helpers, Persuaders, and Organizers.

Career Heroes Teacher’s Guide

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The Career Heroes Teacher’s Guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the Career Heroes Workbook.

Pocket Resume & Interview Guide

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Students and job seekers who complete and carry this handy guide will always be prepared for success.

Bookmark – Career Development

This bookmark lists websites for personal assessment, labor market information, job preparation, and job search.

Data Publications

Monthly Labor Review

Quick facts about labor market trends, the civilian labor force, area unemployment rates, nonfarm employment, and the consumer price index.

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Delaware’s Unemployed vs Job Openings

Monthly comparison of the number of unemployed to the number of jobs that remain unfilled.

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Delaware Wages

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The estimates in this publication were derived from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey. This valuable tool is made possible by the hundreds of Delaware employers who responded to the survey. Data are published only if there are enough responses to ensure both quality and confidentiality.

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Delaware Annual Economic Report

The Delaware Annual Economic Report, a comprehensive look at the state’s economy and workforce, is now available in PDF format.

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Delaware Occupation & Industry Projections

Projections of Delaware industry and occupation employment levels ten years into the future are generated every other year.

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Beyond Wages

Previously titled “Delaware Jobs: What Do They Offer?”, this is our fifth survey of benefits offered by Delaware employers. Here you will find data on part-time and minimum-wage employment, paid time off, healthcare and retirement benefits, and more.

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Disaggregation of the Beveridge Curve: The Skills Gap and the Duration of Unemployment.

These workforce products were funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The products were created by the recipient and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. These products are copyrighted by the institution that created them. Internal use by an organization and/or personal use by an individual for non-commercial purposes is permissible. All other uses require the prior authorization of the copyright owner.

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