Tom Carper, U.S. Senator for Delaware

List of Participating Employers:

August 3, Middletown Veterans Job Fair Employers

  1. Allen Harim
  2. Avenue Medical
  3. Bloom Energy
  4. Delaware Air National Guard
  5. Delaware Department of Labor Veterans Representative
  6. Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)
  7. Delaware Express Shuttle
  8. Delaware State Police
  9. Delaware Technical and Community College
  10. Department of State
  11. Dover Downs
  12. Edgewell Personal Care
  13. ESGR
  14. FDM Group
  15. Food Bank of Delaware
  16. G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc.
  17. Gwynedd Mercy University
  18. Hero 2 Hired (H2H)
  19. Integrity Staffing Solutions
  20. Kelly Services
  21. Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.
  22. Navient
  23. New Castle County Paramedics
  24. New Castle County Police Department
  25. Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  26. Polytech Adult Education
  27. Price Automotive Group
  28. Primerica
  29. Sposato Landscape
  30. State of Delaware
  31. Transamerica
  32. U.S. Air Force Reserve
  33. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  34. Westside Family Health Care

September 3, Dover Veterans Job Fair Employers

  1. Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)
  2. Delaware Express Shuttle
  3. Delaware State Police
  4. Delaware Technical and Community College
  5. Department of State
  6. Edgewell Personal Care
  7. FDM Group
  8. Food Bank of Delaware
  9. G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc.
  10. Gwynedd Mercy University
  11. Integrity Staffing Solutions
  12. Kelly Services
  13. KSI, Inc.
  14. Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.
  15. M&T Bank
  16. Navient
  17. New Castle County Paramedics
  18. Pepco Holdings, Inc.
  19. Pepsi Bottling Ventures
  20. Perdue
  21. Polytech Adult Education
  22. Price Automotive Group
  23. Primerica
  24. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
  25. Senior Employment Program
  26. Sposato Landscape
  27. Transamerica
  28. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Providing Timely and Quality Health Benefits to Every Veteran

As a veteran, I understand the sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families have made to defend our nation’s freedoms. I’ve been disturbed by the reports of misconduct at some of the Veterans Administration medical facilities around the country. Every veteran deserves the access to the top-quality healthcare they earned through their service.

I believe it’s important that investigations continue to examine the care that veterans are receiving in Delaware and around the country and quickly identify solutions to fix the problem where we are currently falling short of providing the timely and thorough care our veterans deserve. In the interim, if you are a veteran, or you know a veteran, in need of care who has had trouble making an appointment, please visit my constituent services page to find contact information for my Delaware offices.

I’m happy to share that starting in June 2014, the Wilmington VA is providing veterans with free shuttle service from the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics in lower Delaware to their scheduled clinic appointments at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. More info here:

Making Veterans Employment a Top Priority

 We have a responsibility to ensure that our returning heroes have resources and opportunities when they arrive home. That’s why, in 2012, I joined the new, bipartisan Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus, chaired by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). We formed this caucus to focus on ways to decrease the unemployment rate of our nation’s 857,000 unemployed veterans, and we have committed to:

  • Develop an “I Hire Veterans” Program that encourages veteran hiring within U.S. Senate offices.
  • Hold monthly Member or staff-level events to share information on veterans employment initiatives.
  • Monitor veterans employment issues by working with constituents, government and service organizations.
  • Work with state, local and national employers on programs to hire veterans. 

I joined this caucus because I am committed to ensuring our nation’s service members are able to return to the civilian workforce and lead successful lives.

As part of my goal to help our veterans find jobs, I have joined with Senator Coons and Representative Carney to host multiple jobs fairs throughout Delaware just for our veterans.

Strengthening Veterans Education Benefits

We have a moral imperative to ensure that those who have sacrificed for our country obtain the best education possible, one that will equip them with the skills they need to find a good job, repay their college loans, and go on to live productive lives. When I returned from Southeast Asia, the G.I. Bill made it possible for me to go to business school at the University of Delaware. Our vets returning home from across the world today deserve the same – if not better – opportunities I received almost 40 years ago. That’s why I introduced the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act. This legislation encourages all schools to provide high-quality educational opportunities to our service members and veterans, while ensuring that we get better results from taxpayer funded programs like the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

Ensuring our Veterans Receive the Aid They Need

In March 2013, I joined a group of Senators in sending a letter to President Obama urging him to take direct action to end the VA disability claims backlog that currently leaves more than 600,000 veterans without assistance. In this letter, we highlighted serious concerns with the amount of time the VA is currently taking to issue decisions for pending claims, which has kept veterans waiting more than 327 days on average – and more than 1,000 days in the worst cases – before receiving notification of a decision regarding their disability claim. This is unacceptable and clearly something that we can and should be doing better. I continue to work with my colleagues to help reduce the backlog of VA claims to ensure that our veterans receive the aid they need in a timely manner.

Sen. Carper with Delaware's Heroes

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