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.
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.
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,
by looking in the blue pages in the telephone book or by calling United Way’s
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