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Two Minute State DOT Update Delaware: Finding Qualified Workers is a Top Priority

According the Delaware Department of Transportation website an entry level engineer can earn more than $50,000 a year, yet finding qualified applicants is a real challenge. “I have a capital program which is three times larger than it was in 2009 and I’m doing it with a third less staff,” says Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan. “We’re being efficient about it but workforce is a huge issue for us.”  DelDOT needs planners, finance people, marketing specialists and more. Cohen tells us what her agency is doing to attract new employees and in this video she shares her phone number with the public to encourage potential candidates to apply. Two Minute State DOT Update: Delaware, only on AASHTO Transportation TV.