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09/21/2022

CT Dept of Labor and Hartford Athletic Host 2nd Annual Hiring Expo at Trinity Health Stadium

CT Dept. of Labor and Hartford Athletic Host 2nd Annual Hiring Expo at Trinity Health Stadium

(Wethersfield, CT) – Today, Connecticut Department of Labor Deputy Commissioner Mark Polzella and Hartford Athletic Chairman Bruce Mandell joined more than 120 employers and over 800 job seekers at the 2nd annual Hiring Expo held at Trinity Health Stadium in Hartford. Job seekers who pre-registered for the Expo received a complimentary ticket to a future Hartford Athletic home match.

Deputy Commissioner Polzella said, “It’s a job seekers market out there and CTDOL can help with resume writing, interview skills, and employment training—it’s all available at the American Job Centers and through CTHires—and today we’re bringing the agency right to the expo. We are proud to partner with Hartford Athletic and the expo sponsors; this is an extraordinary opportunity for everyone—employers and residents looking for a job or to build skills.”

Hartford Athletic CEO Jim Burda said, “Hartford Athletic is thrilled to partner with the Connecticut Department of Labor for a second straight year on this very important initiative. We saw a great turnout of job seekers last year and are excited to help create even more career opportunities for people who are looking. As an organization, we are not only committed to providing a world-class soccer experience, but also to providing pathways for everyone in our community through our year-round community pillars of support.”

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz said, “In our COVID-recovery efforts, Governor Lamont and I have worked toward building a more sustainable future for Connecticut residents. There is no better time to apply for a job in Connecticut than now. Employers are looking for skilled workers to fill tens of thousands of different positions in a variety of fields. This expo is a great way for potential employees to find the skills they need for success.”
The 2022 Hiring Expo participating companies represent industries throughout the state including finance, technology, manufacturing, defense, construction, and healthcare. Job seekers are not required to register to participate. Major sponsors include the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Citizens Bank, EnJet Aero, Eversource and USA Hauling and Recycling. The events is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Connecticut Department of Labor recently released the state’s jobs report highlighting continued positive economic trends. Connecticut companies have nearly 100,000 job openings; the state has seen eight consecutive months of job growth, and the workforce—already higher than the national average—is growing. 

The Connecticut Department of Labor is the State of Connecticut’s workforce agency. It provides worker training, employment and employer services, wage and workplace safety, and labor market information. Programs are supported by state and federal funding.

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