Carper, Coons, Carney to host free job fair in New Castle County on June 25th

Job fairs held earlier this year in Kent and Sussex Counties drew more than 1,300 job seekers

WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney will host a free job fair on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Nearly 70 employers will be on hand looking to hire Delawareans who are eager to get back to work. This will be the sixth job fair organized by the Congressional delegation in the past 14 months, and the final of three planned this spring. Job fairs held in Kent and Sussex Counties in April attracted more than 1,300 job seekers.

“As many of our friends and neighbors across Delaware continue looking for work, it is vital that job-seekers are given ample opportunities to hear about good-paying jobs available in the First State,” said Senator Carper. “Job fairs like this one are true ‘win-wins’ – making important connections between job-seekers and job-providers and, hopefully, giving people a strong chance to find new employment.”

“These job fairs are about making connections by bringing together those looking for jobs with companies ready to hire,” Senator Coons said. “This is a chance for job seekers to meet with representatives from government agencies, private sector employers, staffing agencies, military recruiters and more. I encourage all Delawareans in the market for a job to take advantage of this opportunity and to show up with resumes in-hand and ready to shine.”

“With nearly 70 employers from New Castle County and the surrounding area participating, the job fair on June 25th will give many Delawareans the opportunity and support they need to find employment,” said Congressman Carney. “This is a great chance to connect those in the job market with employers who are ready to hire. I urge any Delawarean looking for work to attend.”

In addition to networking with companies looking to hire, job seekers can also take advantage of the myriad workshops, career counseling and resume review opportunities, including:

  • “How to Supercharge your Job Search,” with career coach Joyce Dungee Proctor
  • “The Art of Networking,” with career coach Yusuf Wilson

Confirmed Employers include:

Advanced Student Transport, AdvoServ, Allen Insurance Group, AFLAC (Dover), AFLAC (Wilmington), American Registry of Pathology, Apple Store (Christiana Mall), Bank of America, Bayada Home Health Care, Bayada Pediatrics, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Capitol One, Contemporary Staffing, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, Christiana Care Health System, Corporation Service Company, Delaware Air National Guard, Delaware Army National Guard, Delaware Hospice, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware State Police, Delaware Transition to Teaching Partnership (DT3P), Department of Veterans Affairs, Diamond State Financial Group, Diet Center, Drug Enforcement Agency, Dr. Energy Saver, Doctors Pathology Services, DryZone, Dust Away Cleaning Services, Inc., Energizer Personal Care/Playtex,

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, G4S Secure Solutions USA, Goldey-Beacom College, Goodwill Industries of Delaware & Delaware County, Hertrich Auto, Home Instead Senior Care, Interim Healthcare, Internal Revenue Service, James, Stevens & Daniels, J&J Staffing Resources, JP Morgan Chase, JP Morgan 100K Jobs Mission, New Behavioral Network, New Castle County, New Castle County Paramedics, New Castle County Police, Nordstrom (Christiana Mall), Pennsylvania State Police, Pepco Holdings, Inc., PeopleShare, Psychotherapeutic Services, PJ Fitzpatrick, Inc., Sears (Concord), Securitas Security Services, Staffmark, State of Delaware Office of Management and Budget, State of Delaware Office of Volunteerism, Source4Teachers, Thirty-One Gifts, Wells Fargo Bank, Wilmington VA Medical Center, WSFS Bank, Union Hospital of Cecil County, University of Delaware, UPS, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, U.S. Navy Recruiting Station Wilmington/Div. 5

Confirmed Exhibitors include:

Advancement through Pardons and Expungements (APEX) – Delaware Economic Development Office

Brandywine Counseling

Career Team

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – Delaware Department of Labor

Employment and Training – Delaware Department of Labor

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Job Center@Delaware Libraries

Mrs. Delaware Tara Greathouse

Stand By Me Program

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Wilmington Job Corps

Wilmington University

YWCA Center for Entrepreneurship

For more information please call Senator Coons’ office at 302-573-6345, or email