Labor Department Announces Spring
Job and Career Fair
For immediate release
March 15, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, The days are
getting longer, the weather will soon turn warmer, and the Connecticut
Department of Labor's ever-popular career and job fair series will once again
work to match job seekers with area businesses.
Five job fairs make up the
agency's spring calendar for 2007, according to State Labor Commissioner
Patricia H. Mayfield.
"Our employees at the
Department of Labor are dedicated to keeping Connecticut a great place to work
and a great place to do business,” Mayfield noted, “and our job fairs are an
excellent way to support and succeed at this effort.”
The first job fair in the
series will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Manchester
Community College. Subsequent events will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12
at the North Haven Holiday Inn; May 1 at the Norwich Holiday Inn; June 8 at
Sacred Heart University in Fairfield; and concluding on June 19 at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel in Cromwell.
"Our Connecticut Career
fair series has firmly established our agency’s reputation as the state's
leading job fair organizer," Mayfield added. "This is the 12th year that the
Labor Department -- in partnership with Connecticut colleges and
universities, chambers of commerce and a number of community groups and
organizations -- has sponsored these successful events. Since that time, our
Connecticut Career Fairs have set the standard on the state's employment
If you're currently hiring
or planning to hire in the near future, these events will offer you the best
choice in recruitment,” notes John Tirinzonie, project director for the series.
"Last year more than 500 employers participated in these events and found
thousands of highly-skilled and educated candidates to fill openings within
their company, with minimal expense and only a few hours of their time.”
Employers attending the
job and career fairs have consistently given the Labor Department high marks,
adds Tirinzonie, noting that employers have come to depend on the events as
their number one choice for recruitment.
Companies can visit
www.ctjobfairs.com to register for the events or contact the agency’s Job
Development Unit at (860) 263-6280.
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535