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Carper, Coons, Carney to Host Three More Job Fairs in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties

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Location: Wilmington, DE

To help Delawareans take advantage of the nation's emerging economic recovery, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney will host three job fairs this spring -- one in each of Delaware's counties. Businesses looking to hire are encouraged to reserve their spots early and to come prepared to interview talented job seekers who will show up with resumes in-hand. The Congressional delegation hosted three job fairs across Delaware last year, with nearly 5,000 job seekers attending.

"We have recently seen some good signs that employers are gaining the confidence they need to accelerate hiring in the months ahead," said Senator Carper. "While that's encouraging, 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. That's why I am again partnering with our Congressional delegation to bring employers and prospective employees together at job fairs throughout our state. We'll build on the success of last year's job fairs throughout Delaware and hopefully help more folks in need find good jobs."

"Even though the economy has begun to pick up, we can't stop trying to help our out-of-work neighbors find jobs. It remains my top priority," Senator Coons said. "Delaware is at its best when it comes together as a community. Nearly 5,000 job seekers came to our job fairs last year, and while I've loved hearing from Delawareans who found work at one of them, others still need our help. There are employers right here in Delaware ready to hire, and these job fairs will connect them with talented folks looking for jobs. We received a lot of great feedback about ways to improve on last year's job fairs, and look forward to applying those lessons at these three fairs."

"Too many qualified Delawareans continue to have difficulty finding employment," said Congressman Carney. "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. I'm confident that we can build on the success of last year's delegation job fairs and recent economic growth to help get Delawareans back to work."

Job Fair Schedule and Details:

* 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

In addition to networking with companies looking to hire, job seekers can also take advantage of the myriad workshops, career counseling and resume review opportunities.

For more information or how to participate as an employer or job seekers, please call Senator Coons' office at 302-573-6345, or email workshop@coons.senate.gov.


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