Presents Three Fall Job Fairs Held Throughout the State
For immediate release
September 19, 2007
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
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