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Who We Are...

Our state-sponsored Connecticut Career Fairs have a history of providing the most results-oriented, cost-effective career fairs available in Connecticut. In 1996, the first ever fair hosted 15 companies and slightly over 100 attendees. Today our Connecticut Career Fairs host between 60 - 80 companies, depending on location and venue. The average fee per booth at our fairs is quite reasonable when compared to the industry standard. Our fee covers the costs of the fair including media advertising, printing, mail-outs, booths, and lunch for employers. Each fair is advertised through radio and newspaper ads, as well as the Internet.

Our Past Success...

The Spring 2018 Career Fairs, which took place in Manchester, Middlesex, and East Hartford areas, attracted more than 4,350 attendees. Over the past year we have assisted more than 5,000 job seekers and hosted over 320 employers. In the interest of those we serve, partnerships have been developed with local Chambers of Commerce, colleges and universities, Workforce Development Boards and community-based organizations. These partnerships help to determine the needs of the people in the local area and how we can meet those needs.

What We Offer...

At each fair, attendees have the chance to meet with prospective employers, and can also take advantage of the following services:

  • Access to CTHires, our electronic job matching system, part of the nation’s largest internet employment service.
  • Veterans Services Representatives to provide assistance and guidance.
  • Information on Educational and Job Training Programs.
  • Information on employment and unemployment services.

Since many attendees are employed or not yet displaced from their jobs, we have the opportunity to publicize all our services should they need them.

Our Extensive Marketing Campaign...

Our extensive marketing campaign consists of Advertising on local radio, social media platforms, newspaper ads, community calendar listings, press releases and newsletter notifications. Thousands of jobseekers are also reached through Twitter, Facebook and email, along with advertisements via the Department of Labor website, American Job Centers, veterans’ centers, local libraries and community organizations. We have received coverage on our job fairs from news stations such as: Eyewitness News Channel 3, News Channel 8, NBC 30, and News 12 Connecticut. We advertise on radio stations such as: The River, WTIC, WRCH, WBMW,Q –105, Star 99, WPLR, WQGN, and WWYZ. We also maximize our visibility by advertising in prominent newspapers including:

 

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Last Updated: June 18, 2008