A terrible blow


To the Delaware economy. That is a whole lot of layoffs:

DuPont Co. said it will cut about 28 percent of its workforce in its home state of Delaware in early 2016 as the chemical company proceeds with a merger with Dow Chemical Co.

“The effect in Delaware will be significant, reflecting the urgent need to restructure our cost base and, as part of that effort, reduce our corporate overhead costs so that we can remain competitive,” DuPont Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen said in a letter to employees. The cuts will affect 1,700 employees out of 6,100 in the state.

Instead of using Agent Orange this time, they’ll be using layoffs, right here at home.