Delaware company is now hiring

April 2, 2009 3:47:47 PM PDT
The latest jobless claims report is worse than anyone expected.New unemployment claims are sitting at 669,000 this week - the highest in 26 years.

So it's no wonder that applicants outnumber the jobs available at Barclays, which hosted a job fair for potential workers Thursday.

It didn't take place at the company's Wilmington location. A larger venue was needed because more than 1,000 people reigstered for the 300 to 500 jobs that will soon be available in Newark.

Job seekers listened to a prepared presentation about the company, and they dropped off their resumes into baskets with hopes of landing one of the coveted jobs opening as soon as next month.

Then, they listened to some face-to-face advice about how to find work at Barclay's... or anywhere else.

It's advice Donna Crossan was eager to hear. She's been laid off for about a year.

"I'm paying for my own health insurance, my house. It's hard... It's really hard," Crossan said.

"It's a really tough economy out there right now. Everyone knows that, and the financial services industry has had some ups and downs throughout that, too. We're excited about the fact that we continue to grow," said Tom Karinshak of Barclays.

About 27,000 Delawareans are currently unemployed, and everyone who was applying knew that salaries at Barclays will run between $40,000 to $100,000.

If you missed Thursday's job fair, you can stll send your resume to Barclays.

To do that,visit Barclays recruitment website.

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