Over 1,000 job seekers attended a jobs fair today hosted by U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Forty five federal agencies and private organizations with available job opportunities were represented, including the U.S. State Department the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sallie Mae, the U.S. Military, Comcast and TD Bank.
Three on-site seminars were also held throughout the day on both the federal application process, as well as how to conduct a successful job search in a turbulent market.
"I'm very pleased that so many Delawareans looking for work came out to take advantage of the jobs fair today. We had 45 public and private organizations on hand -- nearly all of whom came with available job opportunities and are looking to hire," said Senator Kaufman. "My most important job over the past two years has been to create jobs for unemployed and underemployed Delawareans. There's no denying it's a tough market out there, but it's my hope that many of the connections made today and lessons learned about the federal application process will ultimately help these folks find work and get back on their feet."
The job fair concludes the "Kaufman Summer Series" -- a series of programs designed to link federal government agencies with local businesses and organizations interested in learning how the federal funding process works, as well as to link Delaware job seekers with potential employers.
For photos from the event please visit our website: http://kaufman.senate.gov/press/gallery/photos/?id=fd5b6feb-b482-4284-a122-14f1b90fe833