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Business and Jobs in Historic Delaware, the First State

Updated on June 6, 2019
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 Fort Delaware
Fort Delaware | Source

Employment Resources in Delaware

The state of Delaware offers numerous employment opportunities in the following fields of work, all of which are growing faster than expected:

  1. Air Flight and Airplane Mechanics and Crews,
  2. Information Technology (IT),
  3. Healthcare Industry,
  4. Travel and Tourism Industries,
  5. Personal Financial Advisors, and
  6. Skilled Workers,especially in Trades and Oil & Gas.

During the years 2018 - mid-2019, average daily job listings in Delaware topped over 12,000 openings aggregated by Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com.

Top Micro-Cities for Business and Jobs

The city of Wilmington, Delaware is recognized on the list the Top 10 Micro-Cities in the North America. It is in a historic region among busy commerce and political centers, all of which supports the creation of new jobs, especially among partnerships among private companies, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Wilmington is an excellent place for finding a job in

  1. Information Technology (IT),
  2. Healthcare Professions
  3. Retails Sales and Sales Supervisors

Travel and Tourism in Delaware

The Blue Hen Chicken was a Revolutionary War emblem, including at Fort Delaware.

Historical and Tourist Attractions

  • Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base

    Where do old airplanes go? The lucky ones go to the Air Mobility Command Museum—the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history!

  • Diamond State Blues Society

    Home of the annual Spring House Rockin’ Party and our Fall Blues Harvest.

  • Diamond State Chorus - Home

    The Diamond State Chorus, is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a singing organization of women committed to excellence in barbershop-style harmonies. We are dedicated to sharing and improving our talents and the barbershop music.

The Dairy Queen at Fenwick Island was opened in 1954. It is still a popular attraction, located near several historic mansions from the days of the Original Thirteen Colonies. Delaware became the first state in the United States of America on December 7, 1787, declaring independence from England in July 1776.

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Celebration of Separation Day (the independence of Delaware before the Revolutionary War)  at First State National Historical Park. Indian River Lifesaving Station, Delaware Seashore State Park.Interior of Old Swedes Church at 606 N Church Street, Wilmington, DE.  The attached cemetery contains 10,000 graves of 16th century settlers.Historic houses on Fenwick Island.Dover Days Festival, including Jack Markel, Governor; and the First Lady.The Kalmar Nyckel is Delaware's Tall Ship. Here in Newcastle, it is behind the monument at Fort Christina. Pirate Fest is special holiday every year.Miles the Monster at Dover Speedway.Old Christ Church - Laurel, Delaware.
Celebration of Separation Day (the independence of Delaware before the Revolutionary War)  at First State National Historical Park.
Celebration of Separation Day (the independence of Delaware before the Revolutionary War) at First State National Historical Park. | Source
Indian River Lifesaving Station, Delaware Seashore State Park.
Indian River Lifesaving Station, Delaware Seashore State Park. | Source
Interior of Old Swedes Church at 606 N Church Street, Wilmington, DE.  The attached cemetery contains 10,000 graves of 16th century settlers.
Interior of Old Swedes Church at 606 N Church Street, Wilmington, DE. The attached cemetery contains 10,000 graves of 16th century settlers. | Source
Historic houses on Fenwick Island.
Historic houses on Fenwick Island. | Source
Dover Days Festival, including Jack Markel, Governor; and the First Lady.
Dover Days Festival, including Jack Markel, Governor; and the First Lady. | Source
The Kalmar Nyckel is Delaware's Tall Ship. Here in Newcastle, it is behind the monument at Fort Christina. Pirate Fest is special holiday every year.
The Kalmar Nyckel is Delaware's Tall Ship. Here in Newcastle, it is behind the monument at Fort Christina. Pirate Fest is special holiday every year. | Source
Miles the Monster at Dover Speedway.
Miles the Monster at Dover Speedway. | Source
Old Christ Church - Laurel, Delaware.
Old Christ Church - Laurel, Delaware. | Source
  • Dover International Speedway: Regularly held NASCAR events.
  • Historic Lighthouse Area of Southern Delaware
  • Fenwick Island: This town includes approximately 400 residents in addition to vacation accommodations and many things to do. The community offers the southernmost beach in the state, with crabbing, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor sports.Its historic lighthouse was built in 1856. A State Park lies to the north and wildlife refuges sit to the northwest.

  • First State National Monument: This is in the First National Park located in the Dover-Wilmington Area. It was designated under the Barack Obama presidential administration.
  • Fort Delaware: Pea Patch Island.

  • Pea Patch Adventures: Fort Delaware on the island is an attractive spot to visit during the spring and summer months. The state has a ferry to transport visitors to the historic fort from Delaware City.

Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island
Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island | Source
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Largest Companies in Delaware

  1. JPMorgan Chase: Banking and Investments
  2. Barclays: This company specializes with banking apps for Android and Apple.
  3. Judge Group: Technologies, including remote innovative medical case reviews.
  4. Marriott Hotels
  5. C.R. England: Trucking, Freight and Transport
  6. DuPont : Chemicals and new drugs
  7. Christiana Health Care
  8. University of Delaware: Education and Healthcare
  9. Yuma Medical Center: Education and Healthcare
  10. Astra Zeneca Pharma: Drug developers and manufacturers
  11. General Motors: Automotive Industry

Job Titles for Largest Percentage Growth

  1. Health Sciences, including physical and occupational therapists, physicians in all specialties, Registered Nurses,
  2. Human Services jobs
  3. Information Technology, including business analysts, project managers, software engineers, and other.
  4. Finance and Investment
  5. Government and Public Administration
  6. Hospitality and Tourism
  7. STEM-related occupations.


Newark, Delaware
Newark, Delaware | Source

Green Business and Sustainable Energy

Delaware Energy is a company that offers employment opportunities in four major types of sustainable energy sources and production, including the following:

  1. Photovoltaic
  2. Solar Water Heating
  3. Geothermal
  4. Wind

Renewable Energy Programs and Jobs

Nationalized Programs

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • US Department of Energy Million Solar Roofs Initiative
  • US Department of Energy Hydropower Program

Additional Large Programs

Canals in Delaware City, Delaware.
Canals in Delaware City, Delaware.

Academic and Sports Jobs

Colleges and Universities

  • Delaware College of Art & Design: Wilmington
  • Delaware State University: Dover. US News and World Reports rates this as the second top school in the state for 2019.
  • Delaware Technical & Community College: Dover, Georgetown, Stanton/Wilmington
  • Goldey-Beacom College: Wilmington
  • University of Delaware: Newark and Blue Hen Athletics. This school is rated Number One in the state by US News and World Reports in 2019 and Number 89 in America.
  • Wesley College: Dover. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church
  • Widener University: Wilmington, also Chester & Harrisburg Pennsylvania
  • Wilmington College: New Castle

Opportunities in Sports

The following sites are gateways into sports and recreational activities that offer exciting career opportunities.

  • Baywood Greens is a lush and beautiful golf course in Long Neck, Delaware that offers seasonal as well as full-time jobs.
  • Delaware Park Raceway offers popular horse racing events in a large facility in Wilmington.
  • Delaware State University Hornets in Dover, Delaware comprises men's and women's teams in a variety of sports. Paid positions and internships are available every year.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2007 Patty Inglish MS

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      12 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Thank you Guru-C!

      I try to dig out the individual personality of each state and the careers available. While some states offer more information than others, I am finding more ways of getting to the heart of the matter.

      Thanks for you encouraging commments. They help me push forward.

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      Cory Zacharia 

      12 years ago from Miami Beach, Florida

      Hi Patty, all your hubs are so interesting and informative.

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