Central Connecticut Chambers career fair widens its scope to include non-manufacturing fields

Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 17:45


BRISTOL - The Central Chambers Chambers of Commerce is organizing a free career fair for Oct. 3 at DoubleTree by Hilton, with participants including representatives from numerous career fields in the area.

The fair, sponsored by TD Bank, will be open in two shifts, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 6 p.m.

Katie D’Agostino, marketing and communications director of the chamber, said that the chamber is still soliciting companies and nonprofits to get in on the job fair.

Cindy Bombard, president and CEO of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, said that after the success of last year’s manufacturing job fair, the chamber decided to open the event to all fields.

“If people are looking for work or a job change, this will be a great event for them to check out,” she said. “Schools will also be bringing their students to see the vendors during the first shift. We will have students from the Plymouth and Bristol public schools, Bristol Tech and LISA Inc. will be bringing their clients. Between shifts, TD Bank is providing lunch.”

D’Agostino said last year’s manufacturing-focused fair drew more than 500 people. There will still be a good amount of area manufacturers at this event.

Participating companies so far include Atria Farmington, the Bristol Adult Resource Center, Bristol Health, ClarkDietrich Building Systems, Crowley Auto Group, Connecticut Spring & Stamping, Faneuil, Inc., IDEX Health & Science, Inline Plastics, KBE Building Corporation, Kelly Educational Staffing, M.R. Home Care, Inc., Mirabito Energy Products, MW Industries, Orafol Americas, People’s United Bank, Southington Tool & Manufacturing Corp., SoVita Chiropractic Bristol, Trumpf Inc., Woof Pack and Yarde Metals.

Bombard said she is pleased with the support from businesses in Bristol, Southington, Avon, Farmington and more. She said chamber members are also “putting their feet on the street” to reach out to companies when they see that they have job openings.

“What better way is there to get in touch with the workforce?” asked D’Agostino.

D’Agostino said that the sooner companies sign up for the fair, the more they will be promoted by the chamber on flers and social media posts. Signup much be done by the last week fo September.

Employers with job openings who would like to participate in the far are asked to visit centralctchambers.org to reserve a spot. Booth space is available for $100 for chamber members and $150 for nonmembers.

For more information, contact the chamber at 860-584-4718 or visit centralctchambers.org.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 17:45. Updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 17:47.