Tue April 7, 2015
Park Jobs

Virginia State Parks seeks about 1,000 seasonal workers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Parks is looking to hire about 1,000 life guards, snack bar workers, cabin cleaners and other seasonal employees.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation says jobs are available at all 36 state parks.

A list of available jobs is posted on the department's website at

The park system is expected to host more than 4 million visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Tue March 31, 2015
Economic Development-Maryland

Maryland Senate passes 3 bills aimed at helping business

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has passed three measures aimed at improving the state's business climate.

The Senate voted 42-5 on Tuesday to create an advisory council to review proposed government regulations and determine whether they have a significant impact on small businesses.

Another bill to create a task force to help transfer technology developed in higher education to the marketplace was approved on a unanimous vote.

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Tue March 31, 2015

Markell calls on Delaware businesses to look at exporting

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. Jack Markell says more Delaware businesses need to be exporting their products in order to be successful in an increasingly competitive global economy.

In a speech Tuesday at a Delaware State Chamber of Commerce gathering, Markell noted that less than 1 percent of U.S. businesses export, and more than half that do trade with only one country. He says that's a lost opportunity.

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Tue March 31, 2015
Men's Wearhouse-Jos A Bank-Jobs

Jos. A. Bank laying off 122 after Men's Wearhouse merger

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (AP) — Retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers says it's laying off 122 workers at its Hampstead headquarters nearly one year after announcing its acquisition by Men's Wearhouse.

The company revealed the plan Monday in a filing with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The cuts amount to about 15 percent of the company's employment in Carroll County.

The company says it will make the cuts between the end of May and the end of the year.

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Mon March 30, 2015
Gas Prices

Delaware drivers see gas prices fall to $2.25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Delaware are paying 3 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $2.25. That's compared to $2.28 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying $1.25 less per gallon than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.50 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 17 cents below the national average of $2.42 per gallon.

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