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This Week in Jobs DE: ‘Here’s Kitty!’

Read the line above in Jack Nicholson’s voice from “The Shining.” It’s fun, promise.

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A personal dispatch

As cats are the unspoken mascot of the Halloween season, there is never a better time to pay homage to our feline friends. This writer loves all animals, but as a proud owner of one adorable Noodle, I have to say I have a soft spot for kitties. So I thought we could celebrate this special time of year with a handwritten cameo from Miss Noodle:

“Meow, meow, meow, Kibble, meow, meow, meow, meow

My human is on deadline and pays more attention to this newsletter than me.

Rai;hi4ht;IRLHWI;LGH;ILLKglkbkg [from a sassy walk across the keyboard]”

Pure poetry. Now, let’s sink our claws into some tech news and jobs.

The News

OK, I will concede dogs are pretty special, too. Murphy Cares agrees. The app, developed by a Philadelphia nurse, allows subscribers to order on-demand puppy time.

Negative is a good thing when it comes to carbon. The search engine DuckDuckGo recently achieved a significant sustainability goal of offsetting all the CO2 it had produced since its founding in 2008.

Temple University Small Business Development Center is making an impact close to home as well. The SBDC aims to help small business owners start their own websites and expand their digital footprint.

Delaware’s own SBDC wants to lend a hand, too. Look out for free upcoming “How to Start a Business” webinars on Oct. 20, Nov. 11 and Nov. 17.

URBN’s in-house software engineers say they get all the professional development right at the company’s chic home in the Navy Yard. Learn more about the brand’s tech opportunities here.

The Jobs

The Remote Stuff:

The End

Any closing words, Noodle? … *stares in sassy silence*

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