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Labor Department Presents Three Fall Job Fairs Held Throughout the State

For immediate release
September 19, 2007
 

WETHERSFIELD, The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Career Fair series is back for its fall run and a record-setting twelfth consecutive year of matching workers and employers in just the right job. Three regional job fairs are scheduled to run in October -- in the Hartford, Waterbury and New London areas.  Each will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at no charge to job seekers.

The first job fair, co-sponsored by CBS Radio, will take place on Oct. 2 in the Ballroom at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. More than 70 companies and 1,000 job seekers are expected to attend. 

The second job fair will move west to the Connecticut Grand Hotel in Waterbury on Oct. 16. Approximately 50 companies are expected to take part in this event.

From there, the series will wind down in eastern Connecticut, with an Oct. 30 job fair at the Groton Inn & Suites. Sponsored by the chambers of commerce serving the 41-town region, this event will likely draw more than 50 companies and 600 participants.

"We want to get the word out to every job seeker and business in this state -- from New Milford to New London – about our fall Career Fair series," notes State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield. "For 12 years now, we've been establishing ourselves as the leader in this field. Our Connecticut Career Fair series attracts thousands of jobseekers and hundreds of businesses every fall, and they have earned us an excellent reputation as sponsor of the state's premiere recruiting events.”  

According to Job Development Director and Project Manager John Tirinzonie, employers taking part in the Connecticut Career Fairs have the opportunity to meet with a variety of potential candidates who have professional, technical/high tech, administrative or production backgrounds with experience ranging from entry-level to management.  

“In addition to our proven experience, we feature a highly-effective marketing campaign and service-oriented staff for our exhibitors,” he explains. “We also reach more jobseekers than any other employment event in the state. The Labor Department has an unbeatable track record in the career fair business because our events are the most economical and cost-effective form of recruitment in Connecticut."  

Each job fair will also include the Career Express, Connecticut Department of Labor’s mobile workforce center, to provide Internet access for employer applications.

According to Tirinzonie, the agency’s partnership with community colleges, chambers of commerce and workforce development associations helps to ensure the success of the job fairs by focusing on the local employment needs of the business community.

Companies may register to exhibit for one or all of the fall Career Fairs by visiting the Department of Labor's Job Fair Web site at www.ctjobfairs.com or by calling the agency's Job Development Unit at (860) 263-6280. Directions to job fair locations and registration information are also on this site.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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