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Career Express’ to Visit Career Fairs, Libraries, Offering Work Force Assistance

Mobile Help Center for Job Seekers in Bethel  July 1

For immediate release
July 1, 2009

Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the Career Express – the state’s mobile work force assistance center – is traveling to the Kent Memorial Library today and plans numerous stops across Connecticut in the coming days, including the Department of Labor’s final spring 2009 Career Fair in Cromwell on June 23.

 

“We’re putting the Career Express on the road, visiting local libraries, schools and community organizations to offer job search assistance of every kind, from polishing a résumé to identifying potential employers,” Governor Rell said. “This valuable service is more important now than ever, with the national economic slowdown taking a terrible toll on the working families of Connecticut. I am committed to doing everything possible to help people find good-paying jobs that will support their families.

 

“By moving this mobile assistance center around the state, we can ensure that job seekers find a wealth of information and employment assistance right in their local communities,” the Governor said. “In addition, the Department of Labor has CTWorks Career Centers offer even more extensive employment services, including career counselors, networking and computer skills workshops, Intranet access to job applications and specialized veterans’ events.”

 

The following stops are planned for the Career Express:

 

  • June 23: Job search assistance and résumé critiques from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Labor Department’s final spring 2009 Connecticut Career Fair, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell.
  • June 25: Job search assistance and résumé critiques, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street.
  • June 29: Job search assistance workshop, including résumé critiques, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road.
  • July 1: Résumé critiques and job search assistance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue.
  • July 7: Job search assistance and résumé critique services for Rushford Center clients, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rushford Center, 883 Paddock Avenue, Meriden. 
  • July 8: A workshop covering job search tactics, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wintonbury Branch Library, 1015 Blue Hills Avenue, Bloomfield. 
  • July 9: Job search assistance workshop and résumé critiques, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Newington.
  • July 14: Workshop covering job search assistance and résumé critique, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main Street.
  • July 16: Résumé critique and job search assistance workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bloomfield Town Hall, 800 Bloomfield Avenue.
  • July 20: Job search assistance workshop, including a résumé critique, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue.

The Career Express team can be found at libraries, job fairs, career development events, schools and seminars across the state. Those interested in having the Career Express visit their organization can contact Karen Quesnel at (860) 263-6018 or at karen.quesnel@ct.gov. Information on the Career Express, including the events calendar, also can be found on the Department of Labor’s Web site at www.ct.gov/dol.


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