REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – A job fair hosted by U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney connected 700 job seekers with more than 55 employers at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach on Monday. This was the fifth job fair hosted by the Congressional delegation in the past year, including one in Dover last week that drew 600 job seekers. It was the second of three planned for this spring.
“Today, Sussex County employers had the chance to meet with prospective employees from Delaware’s first-class workforce,” said Senator Carper. “I’m encouraged at the response we had today at our job fair, and we will continue our efforts to help get our friends and neighbors back to work. We’ll continue to build on the success of this job fair with a New Castle County job fair in June and hopefully help more folks in need find good jobs.”
“These job fairs are about connecting people eager to work with employers who are eager to hire,” Senator Coons said. “The economy is certainly improving, but that doesn’t mean we can become complacent when it comes to helping those who want to work find a job. We are hearing success stories from folks up and down the state who have come to our job fairs, made connections, and landed good-paying jobs, and that’s motivation enough for me to keep plugging away at helping even more Delawareans overcome tough times.”
“Today’s job fair brought hundreds of job seekers together with employers who are ready to hire,” said Congressman Carney. “In today’s competitive job market, helping Delawareans connect with prospective employers can make all the difference. I hope the people who attended today left with opportunities and information they can use going forward.”