Job Fair For Veterans Coming to Dover on Sept. 3
by: Troops to Trades
September 1, 2015
By Scott Goss
About 40 employers will be on hand in Dover next week for a job fair specifically for unemployed veterans.
Delaware’s Congressional delegation will hold the second of two veteran job fairs scheduled this summer at Wilmington University’s Dover campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 3.
Entrance is free and no registration is required to those who attend the event at 3282 N. Dupont Highway.
The Dover job fair will feature numerous state and New Castle County government agencies, along with private businesses from each of Delaware’s three counties.
The list of private employers slated to attend includes Allen Harim, Christiana Care, Discover, Food Bank of Delaware, Habitat for Humanity, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Kent-Sussex Industries, Mountaire Farms, M&T Bank, Navient PATs Aircraft, Pepco Holdings, Polytech Adult Education, Perdue, Price Automotive Group, Sposato Landscape, UPS and others.
The event will be the eighth job fair for veterans hosted by Delaware’s Congressional delegation since 2011. The last fair, held in Middletown on Aug. 3, drew more than 100 veterans, according to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper’s office.
Nearby Chester County, Pennsylvania, also will be holding events next month for veterans searching for jobs and career opportunities.
A Veterans Career Fair Boot Camp will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Oaklands Corporate Center at 479 Thomas Jones Way in Exton on Sept. 3-4. The first day will be devoted to interviewing techniques, while the second will focus on networking.
Advance registration is required and can be made by visiting https://vets-jobfair-bootcamp.eventbrite.com.
A veterans job fair featuring 30 employers also will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coatesville Veterans Medical Center at 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road on Sept. 11. No advance registration is required for that event.
The national unemployment rate for all veterans was 4.7 percent in July, compared to the 5.3 percent for the general civilian labor force, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But the job picture for younger veterans – particularly women – is tougher than the general population.
The national unemployment rate was 6.7 percent for all veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001. Meanwhile female veterans who served during that period had an unemployment rate of 7 percent last month.