The Delaware Department of Labor is sponsoring job fairs in September and October.
The department reported a successful job fair in Dover earlier this month that drew a large number of candidates.
The department is hosting the next multi-employer Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Glasgow Regional Park 2275 Pulaski Hwy, Bear-Glasgow, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than a dozen employers from various industries are scheduled to take applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews. Prospective employees are encouraged to arrive with completed resumes, writing samples, and photo identification.
The upcoming event follows a multi-employer job fair co-hosted with the City of Dover that attracted 76 employers and about 600 job seekers.
“As our Business Services Unit collaborates with employers in conducting job fair events to fill their job openings, we are thrilled at the amount of job seekers who have come out to participate in these events,” said Barry Butler, operations administrator of the Division of Employment & Training.
The event, held at the Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover on Sept. 16, attracted employers from a variety of fields. It included healthcare, warehousing & logistics, manufacturing, transportation, and correction jobs.
“I am so overwhelmed with candidates that it may take me two weeks to get through all the applications,” said Claudia M. Buxton, HR manager of Delmarva Corrugated Packaging. “I have not seen that many candidates at a recruiting table in years. The enthusiasm for careers at Delmarva Corrugated was refreshing.”
As a first-time participant, USA Fulfillment needed to fill 30 positions. The simple and organized setup made it easier to find job candidates, said USA Fulfillment President BJ Collier said.
“The strong attendance for the event helped us meet over 30 candidates and we received applications from many of them. We were able to have steady traffic at our table for at least two hours,” Collier said.
Other events are set for Sept. 29 and Oct. 18. For more information on these and other job fairs, go to joblink.delaware.gov/events.