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Slowing Economy? Think Again!

For immediate release
March 19, 2008

WETHERSFIELD – Every day it seems we hear more discouraging news about the economy, but a huge upcoming job fair tells a different story – dozens of area employers are hiring! 

Only 25 miles apart, Greater Hartford and Greater Springfield together form an economic power house – a region that constitutes the second largest population, education and economic center in New England. The Connecticut Department of Labor, in conjunction with The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership, is hoping to help connect college students and recent graduates with scores of top employers at the College 2 Career Expo being held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25. Mass Mutual is helping to sponsor the event.

Companies attending the event include: ADP, Aetna, Alcon Labs, Baystate Health, Bernie's, Big Y, Cigna, CT Business Systems, CT State Police, Enterprise, FedEx Ground, Guilford Specialty Group, Hospital of Central CT, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Liberty Travel, MassMutual, MetaComet Systems, Northeast Utilities, QuEST, The Hartford Financial Services, Sovereign Bank, SunLife Financial, Travelers, TTM Technologies, United McGill Corp. and many more. 

Recruiters will be offering on-site interviews, and résumé consultants will offer free résumé advice and assistance. Information on internship and co-op opportunities will also be presented. Those attending are reminded to dress professionally and bring plenty of résumés. The event is free of charge. For more information, please visit the labor Department’s Web site at 

What:   College 2 Career Expo

When:  Tuesday, March 25 from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Where: Crowne Plaza, Bright Meadow Boulevard, Enfield, CT

From Springfield and points north: Take I-91 south to exit 49 (just over the Connecticut border).

Take a left off the exit. Bright Meadow Blvd will be about ˝ mile on your right. Follow to the end. 

From Hartford and points south: Take I-91 north to exit 49. Take a right off the exit. Bright Meadow Blvd. will be about immediately on your right. Follow to the end. 

From Manchester and points east: Take I-84 West to Interstate 291. Take I-291 to I-91 north to exit 49. Take a right off the exit. Bright Meadow Blvd. will be immediately on your right. Follow to the end.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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