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Heroes 4 Hire: Veteran Career Fair
April 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Heroes 4 Hire Job and Career fair returns to the Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field Ballroom, East Hartford, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, Travelers, CBS Radio, and local chambers of commerce, this veteran-focused event is the largest of its kind in New England.
Veterans can meet with more than 60 employers and organizations, including Ensign Bickford Aerospace & Defense, Fed Ex Ground, General Dynamics Electric Boat, RMS Sikorsky Aircraft Group, Stanley Black & Decker, Travelers, UPS and Wells Fargo, as well as staff from the Connecticut departments of Labor and Veterans’ Affairs. Certified Professional Résumé Writers will also review résumés and offer advice on the best ways to showcase work experience and talents to prospective employers.
“Veterans bring teamwork, organizational skills and strong leadership to the workplace,” said State Labor Commissioner Scott D. Jackson. “In addition to an accelerated learning curve, the men and women who served our country offer transferrable skills every employer values, including the ability to meet deadlines, think creatively, and get the job done with limited resources.”
“Heroes 4 Hire is an incredible resource for Connecticut’s finest as they transition to their next best chapter,” said Veterans Affairs Commissioner Sean M. Connolly. “Our state is home to 200,000 veterans who bring with them the values of hard work, teamwork and dedication and who are ready to contribute to organizations here in Connecticut.”
“This is our 13th year of holding Heroes 4 Hire for our veterans,” said Terry Brennan, Director of the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Veterans’ Workforce Development. “There is no admission fee, and attendees and their spouses can meet with an excellent variety of companies, service providers and educational institutions regarding employment opportunities and programs that serve veterans.”
A complete list of participating companies and organizations, directions to Rentschler Field, and an online registration form for employers wishing to participate can be found at www.ctjobfairs.com.