Carper, Coons, Carney host job fair in Sussex County
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney (all D-Del.) hosted a job fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Monday featuring more than 70 employers hiring for 800 open positions. This was the third job fair hosted by the delegation this year.
Companies including Allen Harim Foods, Beebe Healthcare, Royal Farms, WSFS Bank, and Resort Quest received hundreds of applications and in some cases conducted on-the-spot job interviews.
“I’m so proud that since 2011, the Congressional Delegation has hosted 19 job fairs to connect out-of-work Delawareans with employers,” said Senator Carper. “These good-paying jobs, coupled with its first-class workforce, make Delaware a great place to live and work.”
“Holding regular job fairs is a simple and effective way to connect Delaware jobseekers with local businesses looking for new talent,” Senator Coons said. “For those still struggling to find work, a job fair can open doors that lead to new opportunities and a new career. While Congress remains paralyzed by gridlock and valuable job-creating legislation continues to face obstruction, these job fairs are one small way we can help our out-of-work neighbors get back on their feet.”
“I’m glad that today’s job fair brought together hundreds of job seekers with employers who are ready to hire,” said Congressman Carney. “In today’s competitive job market, that connection can make all the difference. I hope those who attended today left with opportunities and information they can use going forward.”
Since 2011, the Congressional Delegation has hosted 19 job fairs in Delaware, including four specifically for veterans.