Aug 18 2014
MILFORD, Del. – Today, nearly 100 veterans came out to a job fair hosted by Delaware’s Congressional Delegation of Sens. Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney (all D-Del.) at the Carlisle Fire Company.
More than 35 employers and organizations offering services and resources to veterans were on hand, hiring for jobs in the public, private and non-profit sector.
“As a 23-year veteran of the Navy, I know firsthand the sacrifices members of our military make to defend our nation,” said Sen. Carper, a member of the Senate Veterans Job Caucus. “These brave and dedicated men and women finish their service as leaders with sharp skills, making them highly desirable job candidates. I will continue working to ensure our country's veterans can find good professional opportunities as they transition into civilian life."
“The men and women who serve 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, business leaders, and government officials - as well as with business owners – 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.”
“Delaware's veterans have the experience, skills, and training that many of our employers are looking for,” said Congressman Carney. “I'm glad that so many came to today's job fair and met employers that can help them begin the next phase of their careers. That's our goal in hosting these events, and we'll continue looking for opportunities to connect Delaware job seekers with employers in our community.”
Since 2011, the Congressional Delegation has hosted 17 general job fairs and 5 job fairs for veterans. The next job fair for veterans will be held on Monday, August 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Middletown Volunteer Hose Company, 27 W. Green St., Middletown, Del. For more information, go to carper.senate.gov/veterans.
In September, the delegation will host a job fair for the general public on Sept. 5, 2014, at Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington.