Larson Urges CT Veterans to Sign up For New Job Match Program

Press Release

By:  John Larson
Date: May 17, 2012
Location: Hartford, CT

On April 27, 2012, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the launch of the Veterans Job Match, an initiative aimed at matching unemployed and underemployed veterans with local businesses who are currently hiring, led by the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, the Connecticut Center For Advanced Technology (CCAT) and other local organizations .

Since that time more than a dozen manufactures, with over 100 job openings, have signed up to participate in the May 24th job match event. With the first event right around the corner, Congressman John Larson called on all veterans interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing to take advantage of this unique opportunity and sign up on the Connecticut Department of Labor's homepage as soon as possible.

"As Americans, we owe our men and women in uniform an incalculable debt of gratitude. Whether it was in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea or during World War II, our veterans put their lives on the line to defend our freedom. They deserve more than lip service from a grateful nation," Congressman Larson said. "Unfortunately, for too many veterans, the challenge of finding employment in this difficult economy makes their life when they leave the service much harder than it should be. That is why we have created the CT Veterans Job Match."

Early enrollment from employers indicate that well over a dozen manufacturers, with close to 100 job openings, are planning on attending the May 24th job match at the Middletown Armed Forces Reserve Center.

The initial role out of the Veterans Job Match is a two-part event. The first event, on May 24th, focuses on manufacturing jobs. Details about the second event, which will focus on trades related careers, will be released prior to the May 24th event.

Veterans interested in the manufacturing part of this initiative are urged to sign up by visiting the CT Department of Labor here and to call Congressman Larson's office, at (860) 278-8888, with any questions.