Employers from across
the state with hundreds of job openings will be at the job fair, looking to
interview and meet with Connecticut's veterans.
opportunity 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," Governor Rell said. "Employers are hoping to
hire highly-skilled individuals with a good work ethic, the ability to make
decisions and the experience to accomplish goals and provide leadership in the
workplace. Our veterans offer these qualities, as well as integrity,
dependability and strong technical skills."
Heroes4Hire job and career fair, held last January, attracted 80 companies
and more than 1,200 veterans looking for jobs, new careers or educational
opportunities. Representatives from participating companies will be looking
for veterans to fill job openings in the managerial, professional, sales,
administrative, production and retail fields.
The event will include
on-site resume consultation and critique, provided at no charge by the
Connecticut Department of Labor's team of Nationally Certified Professional
Résumé Writers. On-line applications to additional employers and career
development guidance also will be available through the Labor Department's
Career Express mobile workforce center that will be parked at the event
throughout the day. The Department of Veterans Affairs' Vets Express
and the Department of Social Services'mobile van will also be on-site and both
will be staffed 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.
"With a new year just
beginning, this is a great opportunity for veterans to identify employment
opportunities, expand their job network, learn about educational programs,
obtain industry information, sharpen their interviewing skills and have their
resumes reviewed by top-notch professionals," Governor Rell said. "This event
not only connects employers with prospective employees, it also provides our
veterans with the opportunity to meet with career counselors and social
service experts who can help them gain a competitive edge in their job search
Rentschler Field and a complete list of the companies planning to attend the
event can be found on the Connecticut Department of Labor's Web site at
www.ctjobfairs.com. Parking is
plentiful and the building is handicapped accessible.