Delawarean expands buisness; creating more local jobs

As legislators continue to work together to bring more jobs to Delaware, one local resident is able to put people to work thanks to the expansion of his business.

Chris Arnold, the president and owner of U.S. Male Modern Barbershop opened his 6th store in Hockession. Gov. Jack Markell and officials from the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce came together for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. Arnold opened his first U.S Male Modern Barbershop in Newark in 1999.

“I was in the Army, and I couldn’t find a job doing anything, and I wanted security.  I kind of wanted to be in control of my own life. I remember growing up my father was laid off for a good period of time and that was scary,” said Arnold.

The new Hockessin barbershop is expected to add at least a half-dozen jobs to the local economy.

“We’re working every day; we’re visiting businesses every week trying to figure out how we can be most helpful to them. We got a lot of good stories to tell, a lot of expansions announced in the last couple of months but we have a long ways to go, and I’m just thrilled when small businesses like this one are being successful,” added Gov. Jack Markell.

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