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10/6/2016 - Mayor Ganim, Career Resources Inc., The WorkPlace Kick Off 20th Annual Community Career Fair


Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT


For Immediate Release                                                                For More Information:

October 6, 2016                                                                              Av Harris (203) 814-7992


-Press Release-

Mayor Ganim, Career Resources Inc., The WorkPlace Kick Off 20th Annual Community Career Fair

Part Two of the Mayor’s Second Chance Awareness Month Brings Nearly 50 Local Employers Together for an Afternoon of Potential

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Career Resources Inc. and The WorkPlace to kick off The 20th Annual Community Career Fair at Housatonic Community College. The region’s largest job fair was part of the Mayor’s Second Chance Awareness Month. The job fair drew hundreds of prospective employees from the region – including those with prior records looking for a second chance – who came dressed to impress with resumes in hand.


“This job fair is a tremendous opportunity for job seekers, including those who may have made a mistake in their past,” said Mayor Ganim. “This is also a great opportunity for all the participating employers to add qualified, eager candidates to their staff.  It’s not easy to ask for a second chance.  I am a second chance mayor and, through my example, my hope is that prospective employers can see someone who has accepted the help and good graces of others to take a step forward. Regardless of the mistakes one has made, everyone is entitled, and I hope society would agree, that citizens with past convictions deserve an opportunity to rejoin our economy. It would not be possible without all of the employers who have seen the potential value in these individuals and believe in giving a second chance.”


Employers that were in attendance included:

 A.B.C.D. Inc.


Albertus Magnus College

Allstate Commercial Driver Training School

Anchor Insulation

Bankers Life and Casualty

Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition

Bridgeport Public Schools


Caregivers Home Solutions

City of Bridgeport (Small Business Minority Center)

Combined Insurance Co. of America

Comfort Keepers

Connecticut Community Bank, N.A.

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

Connecticut Distributors Inc.

CoWorx Staffing Service

CT Department of Labor

Department of Veteran Affairs

Dot Generation

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries

EDP Supply Solutions

Engage Staffing (The Workplace)

Express Employment Professionals

Family Care Visiting Nurse

Goodwill of Western & Northern CT

Helping Others to Succeed Inc

Housatonic Community College

ICES, Inc.

Kennedy Center


Monroe Staffing Services

New Avon LLC

Orkin Pest Control

People's United Bank

PosiGen Solar Solutions

Recovery Network of Programs


The Child & Family Guidance Center

The Workplace

Towne Nursing Staff, Inc.

Tunxis Community College

Unicare Company

United Illuminating (UIL Holdings Corporation)


US Air Force

US Army National Guard

US Marine Corps.

US Navy

US Postal Service

Viridian Energy


WeCare Community Center, Inc.

Wells Fargo Bank

Wings of Eagles Senior Service