Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro is encouraging local veterans with experience in the construction industry to register for the upcoming Veterans' Construction Job Match event. The Veterans Job Match program is an initiative led by the Connecticut Congressional Delegation and the Connecticut Department of Labor to match qualified veterans in search of employment with employers who would like to hire them.
"This Veterans' Job Match is more than just a job fair. It is a program that actively links qualified veterans with the employers that can benefit from their skills," says DeLauro. "We, as a community and a state have an obligation to ensure that the thousands of unemployed veterans in Connecticut have access to job opportunities and the resources they need to provide for their families. That is why I am wholeheartedly supporting this important initiative."
Unlike other job fairs, the Veterans' Job Match program is an opportunity for skilled veterans to have one-on-one interviews with employers. The next event, scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Middletown, focuses on the construction industry. This is the second such event that has been held and future events will focus on other vocational fields.
Additional partners include the Veterans Workforce Development, Connecticut Office of Workforce Competiveness, Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Associated General Contractors of Connecticut and the Connecticut Workforce Development Council.