U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Rep. John Carney will host a free job fair on May 31st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Delaware Technical and Community College Terry Campus in Dover.
Gov. Jack Markell and Dover Mayor Carleton Carey, Sr. will also be on hand to welcome employers and to talk with job seekers.
"The key to Delaware's economic recovery is getting its citizens back to work," Carper said. "Connecting employers with potential employees is a win-win for the First State and I hope job seekers take advantage of this opportunity."
"More than 70 companies, organizations and government agencies have already signed up to meet Delawareans looking for jobs," Coons said. "I hope Delawareans looking to get back to work will come to this job fair with resumes in-hand. Just as we did for our job fair in Wilmington in March, we need to come together as a community and connect those looking for jobs in and around Kent County with employers who are ready to hire. "
"Putting Delawareans back to work is my top priority," said Carney. "Right now, too many qualified Delaware workers are having difficulty finding jobs. By bringing them together with businesses, public agencies, and our colleges and universities, we're helping Delawareans get the opportunities they need to support themselves and their families, while strengthening the economy."
The job fair will also feature free seminars, including: "New Strategies for Changing Times: Transform Your Mind and Embrace Change," hosted by career coach Joyce Dungee Proctor, and a workshop on getting a job with the state led by the Delaware Office of Management and Budget.
Confirmed employers include: Delaware Technical and Community College, Career Coach Joyce Dungee Proctor, Delaware State Police, Wells Fargo Bank, Dover Police Department, Delaware Department of Labor: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Delaware Department of Labor: Education and Training, The Governor's Commission on Community and Volunteer Service, Synerfac Technical Staffing Agency, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Public Allies, Interim Healthcare, University of Delaware's Alternative Routes to Certification, United States Department of Agriculture, Diamond State Financial Group, Diamond State Youth, Inc., AFLAC, Drug Enforcement Administration, Small Business Administration, United States Parcel Services (UPS), Delaware State University, Rockwell Associates, PPG Industries, Saints Home Healthcare, University of Delaware Professional & Continuing Studies, Sound & Secure Inc., Staffmark, Chick-fil-A, HSOA Delaware Shore, State of Delaware, Delaware Hospice, Kent-Sussex Industries, ILC Dover, Blood Bank of Delmarva, Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Delaware Air National Guard, Hilton Garden Inn- Dover, Job Corps, Wesley College, New Castle County Police Department, Delaware Army National Guard, New Castle County, Harrington Raceway and Casino, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, Nurses 'n Kids, People's Place, ERA Harrington Realty, Goodwill Industries, Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware Transit Corporation, Dover Behavioral Health System, GateHouse Media, Inc.-The Dover Post, United States Secret Service, Pinnacle Foods, Bayhealth Medical Center, Hertrich Car Dealerships, United States Census Bureau, Service Xpress, CMI Electric, Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington University, Milford Genesis Healthcare, P.J. Fitzpatrick, Halpern Eye Associates, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Occupational and Safety Health Administration, Beebe Hospital, NCALL Research Inc., Dover Behavioral Health, United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Services, Integrity Staffing/Amazon, Delaware Department of Services for Children Youth and Families.