Delaware Job Fair saved with federal budget agreement

Monday’s job fair at the Chase Center in Wilmington WILL go on.  That was assured with a budget agreement that kept the federal government from a shutdown. 

Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) was hosting the job fair.  His staff will run it.  All of that was in question Friday.  Governor Jack Markell offered to have state workers jump in if the government put federal workers on furlough.

Now the program will go on as planned.  The Senator’s staff is preparing to greet at least a thousand potential job seekers when doors open at the Chase Center on Wilmington’s waterfront at 9am. 

The job fair, which now has more than 50 confirmed employers scheduled to participate, will be held Monday, April 11th, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Job seekers need not pre-register in order to attend, but are encouraged to bring their resumes.

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Senator Coons took the idea from former Senator Ted Kaufman who set up the fair a year ago.  Attendance far exceeded expectations.  Senator Coons expects a large group Monday.

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