Ed Simon, a lifelong resident of this state, is a graduate of the University of Delaware. Ed retired in March 2007 from the Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) after 32 years. During his last years, at DOL he served as director of labor market information. He is a past recipient of the Employee of the Year Award at DOL. His primary focus dealt with what was happening in Delaware’s labor market and how that could affect the future, tackling such topics as demographics, industry growth, occupational projections, and the impact of changing technology on the workplace. In March 2007, Ed joined the Delaware Economic Development Office and is providing research primarily on workforce issues and the impact on Delaware’s businesses.
During his career, Ed worked extensively with the media, the Delaware Workforce Investment Board, Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council, and several economic development groups. His work with the educational community has included school-to-work transition support, curriculum development assistance, and Workforce-in-Transition Workshop presentations for teachers and counselors. He has been very active in serving on committees and providing labor market information to various groups. Ed and his wife, Pat, are residents of Sussex County.