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Jan. 30 “Heroes 4Hire” Job Fair   Features More Than 70 Companies

For immediate release
January 25, 2007

WETHERSFIELD,  More than 70 companies will be looking for veterans to fill hundreds of job openings in the managerial, professional, sales, administrative, production and related fields during a sold-out Heroes 4Hire Job Fair taking place from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

According to Terry Brennan, director of the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office for Veterans’ Workforce Development, all veterans are invited to attend the free event, which is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Attendees will also be able to obtain information on veterans’ benefits, vocational rehabilitation and education and career options at a pre-session forum at 10:45 a.m.

In addition to on-site résumé critique assistance, Internet access to additional employers and career development guidance will be available through the Labor Department’s Career Express mobile workforce center.

“Veterans attending this career fair have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with companies that need their skills, thus gaining that competitive edge, Brennan notes. “Not only is it a great event for identifying employment opportunities, but veterans will be able to expand their job network, learn about educational programs, obtain industry information, sharpen their interviewing skills and have their résumés reviewed by top-notch professionals from the Labor Department.”

Participating employers include AGC Corporation, Allstate Insurance, DST Output, Home Depot, ING, Johnson Controls, FEDEX, Lane construction, Mohegan Sun, New England Financial, Rockville Bank, Schick-Wilkinson, Subway World Headquarters, Webster Bank, Westinghouse Electric, Yarde Metals, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Connecticut State Police and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Governor M. Jodi Rell has proclaimed the last week of January 2007 to be “Hire a Veteran Week” in Connecticut and has urged all businesses and organizations to give priority consideration to hiring the state’s veterans. The Heroes 4Hire Job Fair, open to veterans who have served in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Reserves, is designed to showcase the many talents and skills that they bring to the workforce.

Directions to Rentschler Field can be found on the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Web site at, along with a complete list of the companies planning to attend. Parking is plentiful and no registration is required for attendees.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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