I hope you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend, taking advantage of the last bit of summer as fall fast approaches.
In 1894, Labor Day became an official federal holiday. Former U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez said of this day, "...Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity." And President Reagan observed, "We built this great Nation, built it to surpass the highest standards ever imagined, through the hard work of our people. I would match the American worker against any in the world. The people whose labor fuels our industry and economy are among the most productive anywhere."
Here in Delaware, our future success is dependent upon creative leaders and risk takers, together with a skilled and nimble workforce. A labor market that demonstrates speed and flexibility will become even more important over the next ten years as advancements in technology converge and disrupt decades-long ways of doing business. Our
Superstars in Education
program celebrates innovation in workforce development, and our
Superstars in Business
program recognizes the entrepreneurs that have successfully operationalized these advancements. I encourage you to support both of these worthy programs.