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Get a job at Delaware BioScience Association’s job fair in March

A sign of the times: The BioScience Association expanded the event's scope to focus on tech, not just life sciences.

At a BioScience Career Fair of yore. (Photo via Delaware BioScience Association)

This March, prospective employees will have the opportunity to market themselves to a select group of high-tech businesses from across the Delaware region.
The Science and Technology Career Fair, held by the Delaware BioScience Association, has run annually since 2008 and offers participating employers the chance to fortify their rosters with fresh new talent for everything from internship openings to full-time positions.
The career fair is currently slated to run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 21 in Pencader Corporate Center’s Executive Banquet and Conference Room, located in Glasgow. (Psst, also keep an eye out for Technically Delaware’s tech jobs fair NET/WORK this spring, too.)
Though originally a career fair aimed specifically at life science companies and their employment needs, Delaware BioScience expanded the scope of the event last year to include technology after news of DuPont’s decision to layoff thousands of workers in the state. Today, the fair hosts employers in areas including sales, logistics, research and diagnostics.
Currently, the Delaware BioScience Association is accepting applications from businesses interested in presenting at the fair. Businesses can apply until Feb. 10 online here. For each company, registration includes an advertisement campaign to publicize their unique job openings. These ads will be sent to a large database of local professionals to help broadcast available positions and after the event, enrolled job candidates’ resumes will become available to each of the companies.
Businesses that sign up by Jan. 27 will receive a discounted entrance fee of $700, while BioScience member companies will be charged a discounted fee of $575. After Friday, those fees will increase to $800 and $650 respectively.
Registration for job-seekers has not yet opened, but should begin within the next few weeks and is free to all job candidates interested in attending. More than 600 potential employees attended last year and Delaware BioScience expects similar turnout for 2017.
Interested candidates have had success at previous year’s events in fields spanning everything from accounting and marketing to engineering and physics.
Last year, over 25 companies like Comcast, Aerotek, Labware and Solenis appeared at the fair. Since the first event, there have been between 14 and 26 companies each year. This year’s company entrant list is not yet public, but Delaware BioScience spokeswoman Ruby Harrington anticipates a similarly diverse showing in March.

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