CONTACT: Adam Liegeot, 860-524-7313
March 26, 2009
Governor M. Jodi Rell today urged
jobseekers to take advantage of three upcoming job and career fairs that
will provide an opportunity to meet with a variety of employers hiring for
positions ranging from entry level to technical and management.
The governor said the first springtime
job and career fair will held on Saturday, March 28, at Manchester
Community College from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Subsequent fairs - each running from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - are scheduled for March 31 at the Ethan Allen Inn in
Danbury and May 14 at the Groton Inn & Suites.
“We want to make the task of finding a
job a little easier by providing an ideal forum for meeting with multiple
employers, all under one roof and all looking for prospective employees,”
Governor Rell said. “These job fairs provide excellent opportunities for
prospective employees to introduce themselves to recruiters and learn more
about the jobs these companies are seeking to fill. We need to keep
Connecticut residents working and this offers a win-win opportunity to match
employers with potential candidates.”
The job fairs are coordinated by the
Connecticut Department of Labor, in partnership with Workforce Investment
Boards, colleges and universities, chambers of commerce and community groups
According to Governor Rell, the Labor
Department will also have a team of Nationally Certified Professional Résumé
Writers stationed on-site to help with a crucial part of the job hunt - the
development of a great résumé.
Governor Rell noted that the résumé
service, as well as free employment and interviewing skills workshops, are
also offered at the state’s CTWorks Career Centers located throughout
the state. In addition, visitors attending the Manchester job fair will be
able to obtain information about the career assistance services available at
the CTWorks centers by stopping by the mobile assistance center, the
Career Express, which will be parked onsite throughout the fair.
Those unable to attend a job fair can find their local
CTWorks center on the Labor Department’s Web site,
by looking in the blue pages in the telephone book or by calling United
Way’s 211 service.
Individuals wishing to learn more about
the 2009 Spring Connecticut Career Fair series, including a list of
participating companies or directions, can visit the agency’s job fair Web