Congressional delegation to host another free job fair – this one in Sussex County on Monday

Last week's delegation-hosted job fair in Kent County drew 600 job seekers

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney will host a free job fair on Monday, April 30, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach. More than 50 employers will be on hand looking to hire Delawareans who are ready to get back to work. This will be the fifth job fair organized by the Congressional delegation in the past year, and the second of three planned this spring. Last week’s job fair held in Kent County drew 600 job seekers.

“I encourage folks to come out to our job fair on Monday to meet employers and network with recruiters and fellow job seekers,” said Senator Carper. “Across Sussex County there are well-paying jobs available and we want to connect our world-class workforce with these businesses looking to hire.”

“The good news is that job seekers are landing jobs at the fairs we are hosting up and down the state, and we’ve got a wide array of businesses lined up and ready to hire even more enthusiastic Delawareans at Monday’s job fair in Rehoboth Beach,” Senator Coons said. “Helping to find our neighbors jobs remains my top priority, so I’m encouraging folks looking for work to show up with resumes in-hand and ready to shine.”

“The job fairs have gotten a very positive response from both job seekers and employers,” said Congressman Carney. “Employers have quality jobs to offer, and many Delawareans have been able to make connections that will help them begin the next phase in their careers. I’m looking forward to building on this success with Monday’s job fair in Rehoboth, and giving Delawareans the opportunity and support they need to get back to work.”

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
  • “Prime for Life,” presented by Brandywine Counseling
  • “The Art of Networking,” with career coach Yusuf Wilson

Confirmed Employers include: AFLAC (Dover), American Registry of Pathology, Applebee’s (Rehoboth Beach), Bayada Home Health Care, Beebe Medical Center, Bayside Resort Golf Club, Delaware Air National Guard, Delaware Army National Guard, Delaware Hospice, Delaware Technical and Community College, Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware State Police, Delaware Transition to Teaching Partnership, Drug Enforcement Agency, Dr. Energy Saver, DryZone, Energizer Personal Care/Playtex, Food Lion, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, Griswold Special Care, Goodwill Industries of Delaware & Delaware County, Hertrich Auto, Interim Healthcare, James, Stevens & Daniels, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase 100,000 Jobs Mission, Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc., Michael Kors, Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, New Castle County Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Perdue, Rock Team, Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County, Starbucks Coffee Company, State of Delaware Office of Management and Budget, State of Delaware Office of Volunteerism, The Mortgage Market of Delaware, LLC., The Gap Outlet, Telamon Corporation-Delaware Department of Education, Thirty-One Gifts, Wawa Inc. (Lewes), Wawa Inc. (Rehoboth Beach), Wilmington VA Medical Center, University of Delaware, UPS, Inc., U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA, YWCA Delaware

Confirmed Exhibitors include:

Advancements through Pardons and Expungments – Delaware Economic Development Office

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – Delaware Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration – Delaware Department of Labor

Wilmington Job Corps

Job Center @ Delaware Libraries

Wilmington University

Brandywine Counseling

For more information or to pre-register, job seekers should call Senator Coons’ office at 302-573-6345, or email