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Labor Department’s Career Express To Provide Workforce Services to Veterans, Students 

For immediate release
January 3, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, During the first half of January, Connecticut Department of Labor employees aboard the Agency’s Career Express will be on the road to participate in a Job Search and Job Outlook workshop at Shelton High School, a Résumé Writing workshop at Rockville High School, offer a Basic Computer Training at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs in Rocky Hill, and a “Heroes 4 Hire” job fair running from noon until 4 p.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

The Career Express, a specially designed Winnebago with eight computer stations and Internet access, features the latest workforce and job skill development tools available from the Department of Labor and its CTWorks partners. The mobile career center also has a plasma TV with a SMART Board overlay for workshops and a conference area where visitors can meet with career counselors, work with résumé writers or gain information from business service specialists.

Stops will be made by the Career Express at the following locations:

Jan. 8:  Shelton High School, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 120 Meadow Street for a Job Search and Job Outlook workshop

Jan. 9:  Career Express staff will conduct a résumé workshop from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  at Rockville High School, Rockville High School is located at 70 Loveland Hill Road.

Jan. 11: Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, 287 West Street in Rocky Hill, from 1 to 4 p.m. to conduct a basic computer training session.

Jan. 22: Hartford Homeless Shelter, 34 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford, to conduct a job search assistance workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 30: The Career Express will be at the Heroes 4 Hire Veterans Job Fair from noon until 4 p.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford to offer job search assistance and demonstrate the variety of workforce services available.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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