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Reminder: Third Heroes4Hire Job Fair Jan. 29 at East Hartford’s Rentschler Field
Veterans’ job fair will run from 11 to 3 p.m.

For immediate release
January 28, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, More than 70 employers with hundreds of job openings will be on hand at Rentschler Field on Tuesday, Jan. 29, looking to speak with area jobseekers who served in the Army, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, during Heroes 4Hire, the state’s third-of-its kind veterans’ job fair,

The event, which will run from 11 to 3 p.m., is being sponsored by Connecticut Departments of Labor, Veterans’ Affairs, and the Connecticut Military Department.

The exhibitors – including such employers as Aetna Inc., Foxwoods Resort Casino, the U.S. Postal Service and Webster Bank – will being looking for candidates to fill openings in the managerial, professional, sales, administrative, production and related fields.

Résumé consultation and critique will be provided, at no charge, by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s team of Nationally Certified Professional Résumé Writers, and Labor Department employees will be stationed on board the Career Express – the agency’s mobile workforce center – to provide career development guidance and assistance with online job applications and Internet searches.

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Social Services will have 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. 

Directions to Rentschler Field, as well as a complete listing of attending employers and openings can be found on the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Web site at 

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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