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Labor Department Hosts Young Guests During “Take Your Kids to Work Day” 
For immediate release
April 21, 2009

WETHERSFIELD – Connecticut Department of Labor employees will host some special guests – their sons, daughters and grandchildren – during the agency’s annual  “Take Your Kids to Work Day" observance being held Wednesday, April 22.

At the agency’s central office in Wethersfield, State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield will greet the youth and talk to them about the importance of education and finding a career. The young people will spend the remainder of the day assisting their parents or grandparents on the job.

“The idea behind the program is to give this younger generation a close-up look at the world of work, even though our guests are still quite a few years away from actually entering the workforce themselves,” noted Commissioner Mayfield.

“We always look forward to ‘Take Your Kids to Work Day’ at the Labor Department – this event provides us with an excellent opportunity to meet and help the workforce of the future.”

Young people have also been invited to accompany their parents and grandparents who are assigned to the agency's CTWorks Career Centers in Bridgeport, Danbury, Danielson, Enfield, Hamden, Hartford, Meriden, Middletown, New Britain, New London, Norwich, Torrington, Waterbury and Willimantic, Mayfield added.  

The “Take Your Kids to Work Day" observance is an outgrowth of the national "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work," and is intended to promote discussion about the competing challenges of work.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

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

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