Labor Exchange

Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer March 2014


As I look out the window and still see lingering snow drifts, the longer days and increasing hours of sunshine let me know that spring is finally on its way.


I think we can all agree that it’s been a long winter, and most economists concur that the snow and cold temperatures have had a detrimental effect on our still-recovering economy. Let’s hope warmer weather will also heat up the economy.


Spring is also the time when our agency holds its annual career fairs. Now entering our 18th year of offering these events, they continue to provide excellent opportunities in connecting employers with jobseekers, and a great way to discover more about the many no-cost services available at the Labor Department.


In addition to having certified professional résumé writers at each career fair to critique and provide suggestions on making a résumé look its best, the agency has staff at every event to answer questions about employment services, labor market information, employer services, workshops, and programs for veterans.


While our career fairs are certainly known as recruitment events, they also offer excellent networking opportunities, especially since our co-sponsors include colleges, chambers of commerce, municipalities and workforce boards. Each fair offers a wealth of resources all in one place – so please take advantage of this one-stop shopping!


If you plan to attend a career fair, visit our website at for a list of upcoming events, participating employers, and effective interview tips. Employers interested in participating can go to the site to register online or obtain contact information.


Our goal is to be a valuable resource to you, so welcome to spring and welcome to our services!


Sharon M. Palmer



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