Delaware’s Congressional delegation announces Sept. job fair

July unemployment numbers are out and 9.1 percent of America’s workforce remains out of work.

Delaware’s jobless figures aren’t due out for another couple of weeks, but June’s numbers show 8 percent of Delawareans are unemployed.

“Far too many Delawareans are still struggling to find work,” Senator Carper said. “That’s why one of the top priorities for me, Governor Markell and the rest of the Congressional delegation is to find ways to encourage job creation in Delaware.”

Knowing actions speak louder than words, U.S. Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney announced today that they will host a job fair on September 26th on the Georgetown campus of Delaware Technical and Community College in Sussex County.

“These job fairs give us the opportunity to connect Delawareans with employers already offering high-quality, sustainable jobs,” said Sen. Coons. “Helping our neighbors get back to work continues to be my top priority in the Senate, and for as long as these job fairs are successful in doing that, we’ll continue to organize them.”

“Right now, too many qualified Delaware workers are having difficulty finding jobs,” Congressman Carney said. “By bringing them together with businesses, public agencies, and our colleges and universities, we’re helping Delawareans get the opportunities they need to support themselves and their families, while strengthening the economy.”

The legislators are now looking for employers ready to hire to come to the fair to meet with Delaware’s talented job seekers. The event follows the successful fairs hosted by the delegation in New Castle and Kent counties earlier this year. Combined, nearly 3,500 people attended and were connected with more than a hundred Delaware employers ready to hire.

Businesses looking to hire at the job fair should contact Latisha Bracy in Sen. Coons’ office at 302-573-6345. Delawareans interested in attending should call 302-573-6345 or email workshop@coons.senate.gov for more information or to pre-register.

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