Job seekers get access to execs at networking event

    A thriving Delaware job seekers networking group that just marked its first anniversary, is one of several sponsors putting together an event next week at Wilmington’s Riverfront.

    A thriving Delaware job seekers networking group that just marked its first anniversary is one of several sponsors putting together an event next week at Wilmington’s Riverfront.

    Organizers say it’s not your typical job or career fair.

    Instead, the sponsors have assembled some of Wilmington’s top business executives so people who are looking for a job or career change can interact with them face-to-face to learn how make adjustments in this tough job market.

    The last unemployment rate reported for Delaware in December 2009 was 9%.

    “Having the opportunity face-to-face to ask what are you looking for going forward?  What do you think your needs are going to be?  How would you suggest I navigate from here,” Laurie Bick, Volunteer Director of the Community Matters Networking Group, said.

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    “When do you get access to people who are in business in the [top] position that are able to answer those questions?  You just don’t.”

    Nearly 60 participants from a variety of backgrounds including banking, legal, manufacturing, technology, marketing, health care, plus small and medium business owners and entrepreneurs will be on hand to answer questions.

    The event is sponsored by the Community Matters Networking Group, the Hispanic Business Association of Delaware, Delawareblack.com, and the New Castle County Republican Committee.

    The free event will be Wednesday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Shipyard Shops former Vanity Fair store on Justison Street.  Advanced registration is encouraged.

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