Job fair scheduled in Wilmington

October 22, 2018 by  

The City of Wilmington is sponsoring a job fair soon, and Mayor Mike Purzycki invites any resident interested in seeking employment to “dress to impress” a potential employer, and attend the event.

Mayor Purzycki said the city works all year long to help people find opportunities for employment, and the upcoming event will give residents a chance to meet potential employers. He went on to thank Kevin Kelley, the director of the Parks and Recreation Department, and Bob Cannon, WHACC program director, for organizing the job fair.

Almost 30 employers plan to attend the event, and will accept résumés and hold interviews with potential candidates on-site, hence the recommendation of business attire. Among the companies and agencies attending the fair are the Wilmington Police Department, Sheraton Suites, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Randstad USA, Bellwether Behavioral Health, Year Up, ShopRite, Connections CSP, Downtown Visions, and Brandywine Counseling.

Job seekers are asked to make sure their résumés are current, and bring several copies with them. Those looking to give themselves a competitive edge might also consider getting a fresh batch of business cards printed so that they can hand their details out to prospective employers.

The job fair, known as ‘It’s Time to Work’ is set for this Thursday, October 25, at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center on North Madison Street, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.