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Governor Rell Announces Three Connecticut Career Fairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            

CONTACT: Adam Liegeot, 860-524-7313

March 19, 2009

Adam.Liegeot@ct.gov
 

Governor M. Jodi Rell today urged jobseekers to take advantage of three upcoming job and career fairs that will provide an opportunity to meet with a variety of employers hiring for positions ranging from entry level to technical and management.

 

The governor said the first springtime job and career fair will held on Saturday, March 28, at Manchester Community College from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 

Subsequent fairs – each running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – are scheduled for March 31 at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury and May 14 at the Groton Inn & Suites.

 

 “We want to make the task of finding a job a little easier by providing an ideal forum for meeting with multiple employers, all under one roof and all looking for prospective employees,” Governor Rell said. “These job fairs provide excellent opportunities for prospective employees to introduce themselves to recruiters and learn more about the jobs these companies are seeking to fill. We need to keep Connecticut residents working and this offers a win-win opportunity to match employers with potential candidates.”

 

The job fairs are coordinated by the Connecticut Department of Labor, in partnership with Workforce Investment Boards, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce and community groups and organizations.

 

According to Governor Rell, the Labor Department will also have a team of Nationally Certified Professional Résumé Writers stationed on-site to help with a crucial part of the job hunt – the development of a great résumé.

 

Governor Rell noted that the résumé service, as well as free employment and interviewing skills workshops, are also offered at the state’s CTWorks Career Centers located throughout the state. In addition, visitors attending the Manchester job fair will be able to obtain information about the career assistance services available at the CTWorks centers by stopping by the mobile assistance center, the Career Express, which will be parked onsite throughout the fair.

 

Those unable to attend a job fair can find their local CTWorks center on the Labor Department’s Web site, www.ct.gov/dol, by looking in the blue pages in the telephone book or by calling United Way’s 211 service.

 

 Individuals wishing to learn more about the 2009 Spring Connecticut Career Fair series, including a list of participating companies or directions, can visit the agency’s job fair Web site at www.ctjobfairs.com.


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