Delaware’s three “C’s” in Congress announced, Tuesday, they will host three job fairs this spring, one in each county.
Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney, all D-Del, hosted three job fairs across the state last year, drawing almost 5,000 job seekers.
“There are still far too many unemployed Delawareans and we have to continue our efforts to help get our friends and neighbors get back to work… We’ll build on the success of last year’s job fairs throughout Delaware and hopefully help more folks in need find good jobs,” said Sen. Carper.
According to the Dept. of Labor, the state’s most recent unemployment rate from Dec. 2011 sits at 7.2 percent, more than a full percentage point less than the national rate of 8.5 percent.
“Even though the economy has begun to pick up, we can’t stop trying to help our out-of-work neighbors find jobs,” Sen. Coons said. “There are employers right here in Delaware ready to hire, and these job fairs will connect them with talented folks looking for jobs.”
“This event will bring together job seekers with businesses, public agencies, and our colleges and universities to provide them with the opportunities and support they need to get back in the workforce,” Congressman Carney said.
Businesses looking to hire are encouraged to reserve spots early, and to come prepared to interview candidates on the spot.
According to the Congressional Delegation, the job fair schedule is as follows:
Kent County Job Fair: April 23, 2012 at Delaware State University in Dover
Sussex County Job Fair: April 30, 2012 at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach
New Castle County Job Fair: June 18, 2012 at Sheraton Wilmington South in New Castle
All three events run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.