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CT Labor Department Career Fair Scheduled March 30 at Danbury’s Ethan Allen Hotel
Co-sponsored by Cumulus Media, City of Danbury, and Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce

For immediate release
March 18, 2010

WETHERSFIELD – Whether you’re an employer or jobseeker, you’ll want to make it a point to stop by Danbury’s Ethan Allen Hotel on March 30 when Connecticut Department of Labor’s CT Career fair comes to town.  Representatives from more than 40 companies will be on hand for the  event -- the second in the agency’s spring series. Co-sponsored by Cumulus Media, The City of Danbury, and the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce, the event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Our Danbury Career Fair has become a tradition in western Connecticut for both employers and jobseekers, alike,” explains Acting Commissioner Linda Agnew. “Last year more 2,000 people visited the Danbury Career Fair, and we’re expecting a similar turnout this year. Our March 30 fair will provide employers with an excellent opportunity to recruit onsite, while jobseekers will be able to meet one-on-one and introduce themselves and their companies."

In addition, attendees will be able to participate in three workshops:

  • Linkedin –Your Best Tool to Finding a Job and Getting Hired - Sponsored by Boerhinger Ingelheim and Goodrich Corp, it will be presented by Jon Dupree of Vertigae Marketing and run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

  • Creating the Right MINDSET for a successful job search - Defining SMART goals and Daily “RICH”UALS” it will be presented by Dipak Ghosh of Action COACH, it will run from 1 to 2 p.m.

  • Retooling Your Skills and Why Now is a Great Time to Think About a Career Change – Sponsored by Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute, this workshop will run from noon to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

The registration fee for companies wishing to participate is $295. That cost includes a skirted table, a company sign, program guide listing, extensive advertising on the radio, newspaper and Internet, Employers can register on line at www.ctjobfairs.com or by contacting Mohammodu Giwa at the Department of Labor (860) 264-6516.

Media contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535


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