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Carper, Coons, Carney to host job fair April 30 in Rehoboth Beach

April 10, 2013

To help Delawareans take advantage of the nation’s emerging economic recovery, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. John Carney will host the second of three job fairs this spring from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

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.

“I encourage those seeking a job in Sussex County to come out to our delegation job fair,” Carper said. “Last year’s events helped Delawareans secure good, steady jobs, and we hope to continue 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,” 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 11 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,” 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 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, call  Coons’ office at 302-573-6345, or email workshop@coons.senate.gov.