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  • Carper, Coons, Carney to host job fair in New Castle County on March 7

  • Delegation will host first New Castle County job fair of 2014
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  • U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney announced Tuesday that they will host a job fair on Friday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington for those seeking long-term career opportunities. This will be the first job fair hosted by the delegation this year.
    Interested companies seeking to fill positions can contact Senator Coons' office at 302-573-6345 or via email at workshop@coons.senate.gov. Businesses will be on hand at both fairs to interview potential new employees. Delawareans are encouraged to come dressed for success with resumes in hand.
    "When we started holding job fairs in 2011, the outlook about the economy and the job market wasn't great. But, as we approach the 19th delegation job fair, I have felt the mood improve considerably," Senator Carper said. "We still have a lot of work to do to connect out-of-work Delawareans with good-paying jobs, and Senator Coons, Congressman Carney and I continue to make that our top priority. I won't be satisfied until we hold a job fair and only employers attend because everyone who wants a job has one."
    "Even with unemployment at a five-year low in the country, there are still tens of thousands of Delawareans still looking for work," Senator Coons said. "These job fairs are a real way to make a difference in our neighbors' lives with a dedicated focus to help those Delawareans connect with real job opportunities."
    "The entire state benefits when Delawareans can find jobs to support themselves and their families," said Congressman Carney. "Last month in Dover, we hosted an event that connected hundreds of skilled, qualified job seekers with employers looking to hire. I look forward to building on this success and helping even more Delawareans find job opportunities next month in Wilmington."
    Since 2011, the Congressional delegation has hosted 18 job fairs in Delaware, including five specifically for veterans.
    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.
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