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Labor Department’s Career Express Staff To Conduct Résumé Workshops, Recruitments

For immediate release
May 9, 2007
 

WETHERSFIELD, Connecticut Department of Labor employees aboard the agency’s Career Express will conduct Internet job search workshops, present résumé seminars and assist local businesses with recruitment needs during the month of May. Visits scheduled for the Career Express include the following stops.

May 8: Connecticut Department of Labor employees aboard the Career Express will conduct an Internet Job Search workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students at Goodwin Technical School located at 735 Slater Road, New Britain.

May 9: The Career Express will participate in a Career Day from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fair Haven Library located at 182 Grand Avenue in New Haven.

May 15: An Internet job search and career exploration workshop using the Job and Career Connection electronic career site will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Griswold High School, 267 Slater Road.

May 16: From 3 to 6 p.m. Career Express staff will participate in the Marakech 3rd Annual Community Fair. Marakech’s offices are located at 526 Whalley Avenue, New Haven.

May 16: The Career Express will take part in the Groton Adult Education Job Fair being held 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at West Side Middle School, 250 Brandegee Avenue, Groton.

May 17: Career Express staff will take part in Career Day activities designed for regional high school students, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ACES Whitney High School North.  Subjects covered include introduction to the Labor Department’s One-Stop career services, job search and placement resources, and how to use the Education and Training Connection Internet site. ACES Whitney High School North is located at 205 Skiff Street in Hamden.

May 21-22: Connecticut Department of Labor employees on board the Career Express will conduct résumé workshops for graduating students during this two-day event at Emmett

O’Brien Technical High School in Ansonia. Workshops will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days at the school, which is located at 141 Prindle Avenue.

May 23: Career Express staff will assist with an employee recruitment day at the Waterbury Applebee’s Restaurant located at 973 Wolcott Street. 

May 24: The Career Express will be on-site for the 14th Annual Conference on Serving Youth and Adults with Learning Disabilities being held at the Farmington Marriott, 15 Farm Springs Road. Staff will conduct presentations about services provided by the Labor Department.

May 29: Employees on the Career Express will conduct résumé workshops for Hartford Adult Education graduating students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hartford Adult Education is located at 245 Locust Street, Hartford.

The Career Express is a mobile career center developed by the Connecticut Department of Labor to provide the latest workforce and job skills development services to job seekers, workers, students and employers. It is equipped with eight computer workstations with high-speed Internet access and the latest audio-visual systems including a plasma TV with SMARTBoard technology.

The Career Express team can be found at job fairs, career development events, schools and workshops, seminars and workforce events across the state. Those interested in having the Career Express visit their company, community organization or school can contact Career Express Coordinator Sandy Mello at 860-263-6024 or at sandy.mello@ct.gov. Information on the Career Express can also be found on the agency’s Web site at www.ct.gov/dol.

 Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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