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Career Express Stops Include Libraries, Heroes 4 Hire Job Fair for Veterans

For immediate release
September 9, 2009

Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the Career Express, the Labor Department's mobile workforce center, will be on the road to provide workforce services to jobseekers throughout the state. The vehicle will visit public libraries to provide résumé critique workshops and job search assistance and will provide career and workforce services at an Oct. 6 job fair for veterans. 

"The Career Express will be bringing the Labor Department’s services out into the local community,” Governor Rell said.  “We will continue the vehicle’s popular ongoing series of public visits to local libraries for job search and résumé writing workshops. In this challenging economy, the goal is to provide job seekers with the employment and training tools they need to find employment as quickly as possible.”

Job search assistance and résumé critique workshops onboard the Career Express will be held at the following locations: 

  • Sept. 22: Prosser Public Library, 1 Tunxis Avenue, Bloomfield, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Oct 1: Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 6: Heroes 4 Hire Job Fair, Rentschler Field, East Hartford, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Oct. 13: Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main Street, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Oct. 15: Wethersfield Public Library, 515 Silas Deane Highway, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Oct. 16: Middletown Project Homeless Connect, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 19: Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Oct. 21: New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Oct. 22: Riverview Community Center, 300 Welles St., Glastonbury, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 23: Project Homeless Connect, at St. Bernard High School 1583 New London Turnpike, Uncasville, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Oct. 30:  Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Avenue, New Haven, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Governor Rell noted that the state's 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. A complete listing of programs and services can be found on the Labor Department’s Web site, located at www.ct.gov/dol

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 agency’s Web site.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535


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