Job and Career Fair To Feature More than 80 Employers
For immediate release
July 12, 2007
WETHERSFIELD, Employers from all four
corners of the state with hundreds of job openings will be awaiting the arrival
of our veterans at the Heroes4Hire Job and Career Fair on July 17. This
second-of-its kind event – brought back by the popularity of a similar event
held last January – will again take place at Rentschler Field in East Hartford
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
”What better opportunity
than to meet face-to-face with representatives from many of Connecticut’s top
companies who appreciate the skills and abilities our veterans bring to the
workplace,” noted Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield. “Individuals with a
good work ethic, who are highly skilled, have technical ability and can
accomplish goals with limited resources are always in demand and veterans bring
these qualities to the job,” she added.
More than 80 employers will be there with hundreds of openings in the
managerial, professional, sales, administrative, production and related fields.
Résumé consultation and critique will be provided by the Connecticut Department
of Labor’s team of Nationally Certified Professional Résumé Writers at no
charge. Labor Department employees will also be stationed on the Career
Express, the agency’s mobile workforce center, to provide career development
guidance and assistance with online job applications and Internet searches.
”Veterans from all across our state attended our first Heroes4Hire
event,” notes Terry Brennan, Director of the Labor Department’s Office for
Veterans’ Workforce Development. “The January event was so well received that
many employers have signed up again with new opportunities.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Social Services also
will bring mobile vans on-site, along with knowledgeable individuals who can
answer questions about veterans’ benefits, vocational rehabilitation, career
counseling, educational options and entitlement programs, including health care
services, eligibility, and assistance programs.
is sponsored by Connecticut departments of Labor and Veterans’ Affairs and the
Connecticut Military Department. Directions to Rentschler Field and a listing of
attending employers and openings can be obtained on the Labor Department’s Web
www.ctjobfairs.com or by calling
the agency’s Job Development Unit at (860) 263-6280.
Media Contact: Nancy
Steffens (860) 263-6535