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Connecticut Career Paths Provides Must-Have Tool for Every Jobseeker

For immediate release
June 12, 2008

WETHERSFIELD, It’s a must-have tool that every jobseeker in this state will want when searching for that ideal career. Whether entering the job market for the first time or hoping to advance a career to the next level, the newly-updated Connecticut Career Paths 2007-09 is designed to help the state’s jobseekers make more informed career decisions.

The 52-page publication is a joint project of the Department of Labor’s Connecticut Career Resource Network and the Connecticut Department of Education. Articles range from choosing careers that are in demand to tips on making optimal use of the extensive employment programs and resources available in this state.

“After nearly 20 years of publication, Connecticut Career Paths remains an invaluable and extremely popular resource for educators, students, counselors and job seekers,” noted State Labor Commissioner Patricia H, Mayfield. “It is our hope that those who make use of the labor market information in this booklet will find the world of work to be a little less overwhelming,” she added.

Connecticut Career Paths has become a personal guide to career decision-making. The publication lists more than 270 occupations found in this state, with each one accompanied by a narrative description, the number of individuals employed in the occupation, annual job openings, salary information, and type of training generally needed to obtain a job. Also included are articles dealing with best ways to answer interview questions, a list of education and training Web sites, and a list of basic skills sought by today’s employers.

“Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions we make in our lives,” Mayfield said. “In today’s fast-moving global economy, the more you keep your skills and education up-to-date, the better your chances for a successful and profitable future.”

Copies of Connecticut Career Paths 2007-09 are available by contacting the Connecticut Career Resource Network at (860) 263-6258, or by going online to Copies of Connecticut Career Paths 2007-09 are also being distributed to the state’s CTWorks Career Centers, libraries, high schools, Regional Workforce Investment Board offices, Rehabilitation Services offices, community college, and other schools and organizations.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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