KRA/CTWorks Opens Career Center at Hartford Public Library

On June 27, 2012, Capital Workforce Partners (CWP), KRA’s client and the North Central Connecticut Region’s Workforce Investment Board, and the Hartford Public Library (HPL) issued a joint press release announcing that in the first collaboration of its kind, CWP and HPL have partnered to open a satellite CTWorks One-Stop Career Center…CTWorks @ HPL…at the library’s downtown Main Street location.

The CTWorks @ HPL center, which opens today, offers a wide variety of workforce development services for KRA/CTWorks jobseeker-customers, and at the same time assists its business-customers in fulfilling their hiring needs. Martha Rolon and Anthony Gulino, KRA Career Agents, will be providing one-on-one services to jobseekers, which include skills assessments, career planning, referrals to training and workshops, online job-searches, assistance with writing resumes and preparing for interviews, and job development and placement. 

“We are thrilled to broaden CTWorks’ access to Hartford residents, right in downtown Hartford,” says Thomas Phillips, President and CEO of Capital Workforce Partners. “Now it will be even easier for individuals, especially in the South and West ends of the city, to get the guidance and training services they need to assist them with their job search and career development. With impending workforce shortages in healthcare, manufacturing, and other industry sectors, we need to equip Hartford’s talent pipeline with the skills they need, and what better a place to do that, than at our City’s flagship library.”

“Hartford Public Library is already an enthusiastic community partner with Capital Workforce Partners and we are excited to expand our role,” said Matt Poland, the Library’s CEO.  “The new center will leverage our already existing and successful job search programs to highlight the Library’s dedication to help Hartford’s citizens find the jobs they need. For the first time ever, we will offer the full continuum of employment resources, from literacy classes to recruitment services, all in one place. This is a groundbreaking collaboration between the Library and Capital Workforce Partners and we are confident that it will result in hundreds of Hartford people getting back to work and starting fulfilling careers.”

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