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More than 55 employers will be on hand for Congressional delegation's free job fair on Monday

Job seekers should come with their resumes in-hand as the delegation hosts its third Delaware job fair

Sep 21 2011

WILMINGTON, Del. – To help Delawareans looking for work during this difficult economic time, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney (all D-Del.) will host a free job fair on Monday, September 26th, from 9 am to 3 pm at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. Job seekers are encouraged to come with their resumes in-hand as the delegation kicks off its third job fair in Delaware.

More than 55 employers will be on hand looking to hire, including M&T Bank, which needs to hire 60 people for its Millsboro location by November. Recruiters from M&T’s human resources department will conduct on-the-spot interviews for part-time and full-time operations specialists, senior telephone service representatives, telephone sales representatives, supervisors and early-stage credit counselors.

“Connecting Delawareans with employment opportunities is one of our top priorities as we work our way to economic recovery in Delaware and around the nation,” said Senator Carper. “Today’s job seekers are faced with more competition than ever and we will do everything we can to make sure they have the skills and tools they need to re-enter the workforce and be successful. I encourage those seeking work in Sussex County to come out and explore the options and information available at this job fair.”

“Helping our neighbors find jobs in this tough economic time continues to be my top priority,” Senator Coons said. “The job fairs we’ve hosted around the state this year will be part of an ongoing effort to help Delawareans access new opportunities and resources for getting a job. Just as we have for our job fairs New Castle and Kent counties, we need to come together as a community and connect those looking for jobs in and around Sussex County with employers who are ready to hire. More than 55 companies, organizations and government agencies have already signed up to talk to folks about their job openings, so I hope Delawareans looking to get back to work will come to this job fair with resumes in-hand.”

“Putting Delawareans back to work is my top priority,” said Congressman Carney. “The Sussex County job fair is a great opportunity to bring potential employees together with businesses, government agencies, and our colleges and universities to help more people find employment that supports themselves and their families. I urge anyone looking for a job to attend the Sussex County job fair and learn more about the companies looking to hire Delawareans.”

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:

  • “New Strategies for Changing Times: Transform Your Mind and Embrace Change,” with career coach Joyce Dungee Proctor
  • Resume review with a career services counselor from Delaware Technical and Community College
  • “Applying for jobs with the State of Delaware,” with the Delaware Office of Management and Budget
  • Available resources for job seekers with Priscilla Turgon of Professional Staffing Associates, Inc.

Confirmed Employers include: M&T Bank, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Dover Police Department, Federal Office of Personnel Management, Fellowship Health Services, Kelly Services, Kelly Scientific Services, Hertrich Family of Dealerships, Delaware Transit Corporation, AFLAC, Delaware Department of Transportation, Peoples Place II, Blood Bank of Delmarva, Beebe Medical Center, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Kent-Sussex Industries, Staffmark, State of Delaware, Interim Healthcare, The Knowland Group, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Dover Downs, Service Xpress, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, Home Instead Senior Care, United Parcel Service, Delaware State Police, University of Delaware, Griswold Special Care, DE Army National Guard, New Castle County Police, Dry Zone, Trinity Transport, Joshua and Carl Freeman Foundation, Pixtar, Inc., Westside Family Healthcare, Fisker Automotive, Mountaire Farms of Delmarva-Selbyville, Mountaire Farms of Delmarva-Millsboro, Johnny Janosik, Royal Farms, James, Stevens & Daniels, Wilmington University, Envirotech, Morton Electronics, Delmar Nursing and Rehab, Telamon Corporation, Bayada Nurses, U.S. Army/U.S. Army Reserve, Delaware Air National Guard, Empire Scale and Balance, Delaware Energy Saver, Allen Foods, American Registry of Pathology, Delaware Hospice, Nanticoke Hospital

Confirmed Exhibitors include: University of Delaware Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, Delaware Department of Labor, Delaware Libraries Job Center, Delaware State University, Harris School of Business, Delaware Technical and Community College, Governors Commission of Community and Volunteer Services, Job Corps, USDA, Delaware National Guard, Operation Warm, YWCA of Delaware, Small Business Administration, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

For more information or to pre-register, job seekers should call Senator Coons’ office at 302-573-6345, or email workshop@coons.senate.gov.

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