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Carper, Coons, Carney to host job fair on April 30th in Sussex County

Congressional delegation is calling on businesses looking to hire

Mar 27 2013

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – To help Delawareans take advantage of the nation’s emerging economic recovery, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney will host the second of three job fairs this spring on April 30th in Sussex County. Business leaders will get to meet with and interview talented Delawareans ready with resumes in-hand. The delegation urges businesses throughout the state to reserve their tables now.

The job fair will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center from 10 am to 3 pm.

“I encourage those seeking a job in Sussex County to come out to our delegation job fair,” Senator Carper said. “Last year’s events helped Delawareans secure good, steady jobs and we hope to continuing that trend this year.”

“While the economy is starting to show signs of recovery, there are too many Delawareans who are still struggling to find work,” Senator Coons said. “Connecting job seekers with Delaware employers is one of the most effective ways to help people network and find employment in the area. Our eleven job fairs these last two years have connected more than 11,400 Delawareans with employers ready to hire. If you manage a business that’s looking to hire, I hope you’ll contact my office to register for the Sussex County job fair.”

“Connecting employers with qualified job-seekers is critical to strengthening the state’s businesses, families, and economy,” Congressman Carney said. “I urge any business that is looking to hire to attend this job fair and meet skilled Delawareans who could make the difference for your organization.”

In addition to networking with companies looking to hire, job-seekers will also be able to participate in job-search skills workshops, receive career counseling, and have their resumes reviewed by experts.

The delegation hosted a job fair in New Castle County on March 6, and a third job fair is planned for Kent County in June.

For more information on how to participate as an employer or job-seeker, please call Senator Coons’ office at 302-573-6345, or email workshop@coons.senate.gov.