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Celebrate work - get a job!

April 2, 2021

This just might be the year when we should consider exchanging the dates of Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays – not to detract from the sacrifices of those who have given their lives for our nation, but more to celebrate the importance of work and workers to our culture and our economy.

Changing the dates probably makes more sense to our resort area than to other parts of the country because of the importance of our summer tourist economy. While Easter weekend has long signaled the start of preparations for the annual arrival of the tourist trade, Memorial Day weekend greens all lights in terms of being truly ready for the warm and active months ahead.

Coronavirus pandemic has not only taken its toll on our health, our collective psyche and our economy, it has also created an epidemic shortage of available employees. If ever there was a time to celebrate work, encourage people of all ages to move into the workforce, and in so doing assist the social and cultural structure of our society, it is now.

Work brings financial and social rewards. It also brings the sense of fulfillment and pride of accomplishment for which human beings and their amazing brains and hands are designed. Work builds teams and positive, cooperative spirit. It also reinforces dignity and respect.

As our resort area gears up for an especially anticipated tourist season with better health and weather, there are countless opportunities under our noses to address high unemployment left in the wake of the pandemic.

Help wanted signs are everywhere.

On Friday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Rehoboth Mall, Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair to match employers with potential employees. The event offers a convenient chance to get a feel for the wide variety of employment opportunities available in our area and make a positive contribution toward addressing a real need.

Lots of jobs are available, and each can be a gateway to directly participating in the Delaware, Cape Region and American experience.        

  • Editorials are considered by the editorial board and written by Dennis Forney, Publisher Emeritus, with occasional contributions from other board members: Trish Vernon, CoPublisher and Editor; Dave Frederick, Sports Editor Emeritus; Jen Ellingsworth, Associate Editor; Nick Roth, Sports Editor; and Chris Rausch, CoPublisher and General Manager.

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