In a deal that can only be seen as very controversial, the News Journal has a huge article in their paper today on the less than promised job giver. The heart of the article deals with how Bloom Energy was supposed to create 900 jobs for Delaware but instead only created 277. But there is part of the article that links to the Delaware Pathways to Prosperity program:
The Governor said Bloom would not abandon the hundreds of manufacturing jobs it created and the state. He added that the company has been involved in community groups, including one of Markell’s favorite programs, Pathways to Prosperity. The program prepares high school students with in-demand job skills by having them work at local companies, including Bloom.
So are these Pathways students that work at Bloom included in the 277 Delaware employees? Do they get the same wage as a non-student Pathways employees? Only Jack Markell would try to find sunshine in a hurricane. Bloom Energy was not as bad as Gray Davis’ horrible energy deal in California but there are similarities. Davis was impeached in a California referendum back in 2003 and Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governor during a recall election. Delaware would never have the strength to do that to Governor Markell, especially since he only has a few months left in office. How many other Pathways jobs are linked to bad deals from Jack Markell?