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July 17 Heroes4Hire 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. 

Heroes4Hire 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 site at www.ctjobfairs.com or by calling the agency’s Job Development Unit at (860) 263-6280.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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