Carper, Coons, Carney host seasonal job fair at Christiana Mall for more than 1,000 job seekers

Mall management estimates 500 to 1,000 new jobs to be added during holiday season

NEWARK, Del. – A seasonal job fair hosted by U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney connected 1,000 job seekers with more than 25 employers at the Christiana Mall in Newark on Wednesday.  This was the eighth job fair hosted by the Congressional delegation, including two for veterans.

“I was happy to see so many job opportunities for Delawareans looking for jobs over the holiday season,” said Sen. Carper. “Our goal is to continue to facilitate these connections between employers and Delaware’s first-class work force and I think today’s job fair was successful at doing just that.”

“This job fair connected Delawareans eager to work with employers eager to hire during the busy holiday shopping season,” Senator Coons said.  “The economy is improving, but there is more work to be done. We are hearing success stories from folks up and down the state who have come to our job fairs, made connections and landed good-paying jobs, and that’s motivation enough for me to keep working to connect job seekers with employers ready to hire.”

“This job fair was about helping Delawareans looking for work over the holiday season,” said Congressman Carney.  “Many retailers are searching for talented workers to help them out during the busiest time of the year.  I’m glad that we were able to connect so many Delaware job seekers with these opportunities.”

There are 120 retail and food tenants located in the Christiana Mall.  Mall management estimates there will be 500 to 1,000 new jobs to be added during the holiday season—some of which will become permanent positions.