Delegation Hosts Job Fair for More than 100 Veterans

MIDDLETOWN, Del. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney (all D-Del.) continued their work toward helping Delaware veterans by hosting their first of two job fairs for veterans this season. Forty employers were on hand at the Middletown Memorial Fire Hall and 106 veterans came out.

“The best way we can honor our veterans’ honorable service to our nation is to provide them with the benefits they earned and deserve,” said Sen. Carper. “Providing them with an opportunity to meet with employers and in some cases, get hired on the spot, is one of the best things we can do for them and their families.”

“The brave men and women who have served in our armed forces come home with unique skills and tested leadership experience, bringing immense value to the employers who hire them,” Senator Coons said. “In speaking with veterans, military leaders and business leaders – it’s clear that one of the best things we could do was simply to create opportunities for these employers to meet these talented Americans. I am pleased to partner with the Congressional Delegation to put our veterans in the same room with employers ready to help them return to the civilian workforce.”

“We have a responsibility to care for our veterans. That’s why we organize Veterans Job Fairs, and why I hosted three Veterans Office Hours events last month,” said Congressman Carney. “But, these events don’t just help veterans. Employers need the tremendous experience, skills, and training that veterans bring with them. I’m glad so many came today to begin a new phase of their careers, and I’m looking forward to the next one on September 3rd in Dover.”

Delaware’s Congressional Delegation has hosted more than 30 general job fairs, including seven for veterans. The next job fair for veterans is planned for Sept. 3, 2015, at Wilmington University’s Dover Campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.