The Trumbull job fair for the benefit of employers and job seekers


TRUMBULL – Local businesses and public and private agencies are joining forces to help job seekers not only find a job, but also provide advice on getting the job they want.

The “Moving Forward” regional hiring event – featuring over 50 companies – is scheduled for Monday, August 9 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Trumbull Marriott Shelton, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull.

“This collaborative effort is being organized in response to the demand for skilled labor from our members and other employers in the region,” said Bill Purcell, president of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“(This event) also coincides with the planned phase-out of federal supplementary unemployment benefits which expire on September 6,” Purcell said of the importance of this program to businesses and potential hires.

Purcell said the Valley Chamber has joined with other sponsors, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, The WorkPlace, Inc., Career Resources, American Job Center and the Connecticut Department of Labor in presenting the event, which takes place at a a time when employers in certain sectors are struggling to attract workers, he said.

TEAM, Inc., President and CEO David Morgan said the timing of this event couldn’t be better, given the end of unemployment and many other support for COVID relief in the coming month. , as well as unprecedented levels of job vacancies among employers in many industries.

“Those who attend will experience the full range of employment opportunities and new connections and possibilities for their future,” said Morgan, “across a wide range of skills and responsibilities relevant to both newbies and beginners. seasoned / experienced employment opportunities. “

Additionally, Morgan said TEAM will feature many immediate and future supports that can remove or reduce barriers to gainful employment, including child care, housing assistance, COVID assistance and other essential aids. to financial difficulties which can be a bridge to obtaining gainful employment.

“At TEAM, we see hundreds of people every week seeking help with childcare, housing, other basic necessities and new sustainable employment opportunities,” Morgan said.

Exhibitors cover a range of businesses, from banking and finance to construction, healthcare to hospitality, manufacturing to senior care, as well as some non-profit industries.

“In addition, there will be a total of eight resource partners who will provide support and assistance on issues ranging from child care, transportation, vocational training and public health,” Purcell said. “The WorkPlace, Inc. will also be hosting a series of workshops on issues such as resume writing and interview skills. “

Nicole Russo, President and CEO of Seymour-based Microboard, congratulated Purcell and the chamber for setting up this event.

“The right people in the right jobs are critical to Microboard’s continued success,” Russo said. “The pool of available candidates has changed in our region due to issues related to COVID, so recruiting has become more difficult. “

Microboard, in business for 38 years, manufactures electronics for defense, medical, industrial and telecommunications customers.

Russo said his business was growing and looking for people “to make the most advanced technology for our nation’s fighters and Fortune 500 customers, while helping Microboard continue to support our global humanitarian partners for the long term.”

She said the company offers in-house training programs, certifications and a career path from entry level to senior professional.

Purcell said event organizers strongly urged those in attendance to wear masks during the program. Hand sanitizer will also be available to customers throughout the day.

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