“Get Hired CT Career Expo offers job seekers access to a broad range of employment opportunities at businesses and nonprofits in not just Connecticut, but also New York and Massachusetts,” Vickie Volpano, President and CEO, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, said.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (PRWEB) September 09, 2019
On Tuesday, September 24th Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut will host Get Hired CT, the state’s largest free public career expo, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for job seekers across the state to connect with employers representing diverse industries.
“Get Hired CT Career Expo offers job seekers access to a broad range of employment opportunities at businesses and nonprofits in not just Connecticut, but also New York and Massachusetts,” Vickie Volpano, President and CEO, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, said. “This is a great opportunity for people who are unemployed, underemployed, or maybe are simply unhappy in their current situation, to connect directly with recruiters and find a path forward in their employment journey.”
This year’s event will feature employment opportunities in the technology, health care, retail and hospitality fields, among other industries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get a free, professional headshot and meet with job coaches to hone their resumes.
“Our mission is to help individuals who face barriers to employment connect with meaningful job opportunities,” Volpano said. “Get Hired CT Career Expo is an extension of that commitment and we are delighted to have so many companies joining us to recruit local talent.”
Now in its fourth year, Get Hired CT attracts job seekers from across the state. In 2018, 44 percent of attendees had obtained an Associates Degree or higher. Forty-six percent were currently employed but seeking a new opportunity.
For more information, including tips for getting the most out of Get Hired CT, visit: http://www.gethiredct.org.
Get Hired CT is hosted by Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, and presented by FOX 61, HOT 93.7 and Comcast Spotlight. Participating employers include Amazon, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Cognizant, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Turbine Controls, Waterford Hotel Group and many more.
About Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut
Goodwill makes it easy for individuals, businesses, and communities to come together to support people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and other barriers to employment. Every time you drop off clothing and household items at Goodwill, you are contributing to a greater good. Every time you shop in our stores and purchase a value-priced item, you are filling a need beyond your own. Last year, Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut (GWNC) helped 2,766 Connecticut residents find work. GWNC is headquartered in Bridgeport and has dozens of store, donation, and career center locations across the region. https://www.gwct.org/