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Carper, Coons, Carney to host holiday job fair at Christiana Mall on October 17

Retail and department stores are staffing up for the holiday shopping season

Oct 09 2012

NEWARK, Del. – To help Delawareans find work during the holiday season, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney will host a job fair at the Christiana Mall in Newark on Wednesday, October 17. 

Retail and department stores looking to hire seasonal employees will be on hand to interview talented job seekers. Delawareans are encouraged to come dressed to impress and with resumes in hand. 

The holiday job fair will take place at the courts in front of JCPenney and Target located in the Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware, on October 17th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Our goal is to create as many opportunities to connect out-of-work Delawareans with employers as we can,” Senator Carper said. “Delaware has a skilled, dedicated work force and I encourage everyone to come out to the Christiana Mall to see what positions are available.”

“As winter approaches, many retailers in the Christiana Mall will be searching for talented seasonal workers to help during the busy holiday season,” Senator Coons said. “I encourage job-seeking Delawareans to join us at our holiday job fair with their resumes in hand to connect with stores that are ready to hire.” 

“During the holiday season, many retailers look for talented, dedicated workers to help them through their busiest time of the year," Congressman Carney said.  “This job fair is a chance to help Delawareans find work over the holidays, while also responding to the needs of local employers.  I urge anyone looking for work to take advantage of this opportunity.”

The Congressional delegation has hosted eight job fairs in Delaware, including two for veterans, in the past two years.

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. Pre-registration is not required.