East Hartford Connects Training Opportunity Have you lost your job due to Covid- 19 Pandemic? Are you interested in a career of training in manufacturing? Are you interested in Up-skilling by participating in Free training opportunities? East Hartford Connects wants to hear from you! Call us at 860.622.5507 today to learn more about our upcoming Professional Skills Academy. Interested in other training or work? The Professional Skills Academy will work for you too. Our Career Navigators are here to help with; resume building and updating, job search, help applying for jobs, wrap-around supports like connecting to childcare. Call or email us today! High school Diploma, GED or NEDP required to participate. Take Your Child to the Library Week East Hartford, CT— The East Hartford Public Library invites you to take your child to the library! The library will host a series of events during the first week of February. Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 4 Join them for activities all week to learn more about what East Hartford Public Library offers you and your family. Show Your Love! What do you love about the East Hartford Public Library or East Hartford itself? Is there someone special that you want to know how much you care? Stop by the walk-up window to pick up hearts to decorate the windows of the library. Decorate your heart with someone or something that you love. Drop off your hearts and we'll hang them in our windows for everyone to see. We love you, East Hartford! Tuesday, February 2, 3:00 – 4:00 PM Scavenger Hunt Show and Tell Love scavenger hunts? Miss show and tell or share? Play along with as they give you something to find at home and then invite you to share it with them! Categories will be broad so that lots of items can be found. Best for families with children in kindergarten and above. Register online. Tuesday, February 2, 6:30 – 7:00 Pm Bedtime Stories Bedtime a struggle? Tired of reading the same books every night? Join them in your jammies to listen to bedtime stories that will send everyone off to bed with sweet dreams. Best suited for families with children ages 2-8 years old. Register online. Wednesday, February 3, 3:30-4:30pm Valentine's Day Crafts for Grades 1-5 Want to make cards and decorations? Sign up to get a kit to make something to celebrate. You'll have enough supplies to make a few! Join on Zoom to learn how to put everything together. Best suited for kids in grades 1-5. We'll send an email when the kits are ready for pickup. Register online. To register for Take Your Child to the Library Week activities and other programs, visit East Hartford Public Library is located at 840 Main St., East Hartford. Read more Virtual Preschool Expo East Hartford, CT— Do you have a child between the ages of 2 - 5? It is time to start thinking about preschool for the 2021-2022 school year. Application deadlines are drawing near! The East Hartford Public Library invites you to join us on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00 PM for live online presentations from area preschools and daycare centers, including CREC and other magnet schools, at this free virtual event. Get information on curriculum, location, costs, and how to access application materials. Keep an eye on our website for an up-to-date list of area schools and centers that will be represented at the Preschool Expo. Registration is required. To Register, go to, “virtual programs,” “virtual interactive programs,” click on this link or call us at 860-290-4330. Read more The Mayberry Family Resource Center is a COMMUNITY BOOK PLACE!Please see attached Flyer Each family can receive 2 FREE books for each of their children each month. We have books in English and in Spanish. What a great way to start your home reading library! This program is open to all Connecticut residents. Please call 860.622.5737 to arrange for contactless pickup. Mayberry Family Resource Center 101 Great Hill Road, EH 860.622.5737 Mayberry Family Resource Center ¡POR FAVOR VENGA A VISITAR UNO DE NUESTROS RINCÓNES DEL LIBRO COMUNITARIOS! Cada familia puede escoger 2 libros GRATIS para cada uno de sus hijos cada mes. Tenemos libros en Inglés y Español. ¡Qué gran manera de comenzar su biblioteca de lectura en casa! Este programa está abierto a todos los residentes de Connecticut. Por favor de comunicarse con Mayberry Family Resource Center 101 Great Hill Road, EH 860.622.5737 COVID-19 Vaccination Site On January 18, Connecticut's largest COVID-19 vaccination site opened in East Hartford on Pratt & Whitney's decommissioned runway. Pratt & Whitney is allowing the State to use the property to move up to 1000 vehicles a day through the vaccination line. The activation of this site in East Hartford gives us hope that better times are ahead. The vaccination site will operate Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝. Eligible individuals can make an appointment online at or by calling a designated COVID-19 vaccination line at 877-918-2224. FOR ADDITIONAL VACCINATION INFORMATION, VISIT THIS LINK Read more here Covid Testing The Town of East Hartford asks all residents to stay the course. Please continue to get tested for COVID-19, wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain social distancing. Free COVID-19 testing is available in the Town Hall parking lot on Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. There will be additional testing on Saturday, January 30, 11 AM to 3 PM at Hockanum Park, in the Terry Pool parking lot at 310 High Street. Information about testing locations and upcoming community testing events in East Hartford can be found on our town website at get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Help us stop the spread. East Hartford Youth Services EHYS, with the East Hartford Health Department, invites you to participate in weekly educational support sessions relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, starting on February 3rd, 2021. The sessions will run on Wednesdays, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, through Zoom. Those interested can join by following this link and registering. The sessions will be facilitated by staff from the East Hartford Youth Services and East Hartford Health departments. This support group is a space for individuals to get mental health resources and support as well as public health information regarding COVID. This could include peer support regarding feelings of isolation and loneliness, grief and loss support, tips on stress reduction, tips on helping members maintain relationships and connection to others and their community, as well as educational information such as how to help prevent the spread of COVID, symptoms of COVID, dealing with a diagnosis, testing locations, and information related to COVID vaccination, and more. For more information please call the East Hartford Youth Services Department at 860-291-7179. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free tax preparation services for individuals and families earning up to $57,000 per year in the Greater Hartford region. Individuals and families with household incomes up to $68,000 can also file online at To make an appointment, filers are encouraged to pre-register for VITA using the link below. You can also call 211 or visit Call 211, press 3 then 6 to make an appointment. Appointments will be almost entirely virtual with a few in-person options. When virtual VITA opens on January 25, 2021, we will send you the online intake link to upload your information and documents to get started. Anyone who signs up using this pre-registration link will have their tax return given priority once we are open! Register Here Dress for Success Hartford is excited to announce that they will be featuring a Virtual Employment Readiness Program (ERP), starting on March 9 through April 1. This is a 4 week program where they will help unemployed and under-employed clients gain professional skills, accelerate their job search and build confidence through weekly training sessions, one-on-one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment. With the addition of the ERP to the Dress for Success Hartford portfolio of programs, women will have access to support and services for every phase of their professional lives, starting with the job search and leading to sustained employment and self-sufficiency. This program is provided free of charge to both the clients and the referral agency. If you have a client(s) that is interested in participating in our Virtual Employment Readiness Program, please email Joanna at or call our business line at 860-525-5015 and leave a message for Joanna. Please see the attached flyer for Program eligibility. Employment/ Training Opportunities _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Town of East Hartford offers a variety of employment opportunities that can be viewed at this link The page is regularly updated with new vacancies. Those interested in applying for a specific position are asked to apply at this link 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐎𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐀𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐫. East Hartford is Hiring Public Safety Dispatcher- Deadline to apply February 11 at 11:59 PM The Town of East Hartford is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher. The deadline to apply is February 11 at 11:59 PM. RECRUITMENT PROCESS: Applications available on Applicants must be at least 18 years old at time of application submission. Applicants will be invited to participate in software program practical tests. Applicants must also be able to type 25 words per minute. Applicants passing the practical tests will be invited to an oral panel interview. Employment applications must be submitted online here. For more information please visit this link. Read more Bakery On Main Is Hiring! Bakery On Main, in East Hartford, is hiring warehouse team members for 1st and 2nd shifts as well as experienced machine operators and production workers for all shifts. Please go to our website to apply. All applications must be submitted online they are not accepting any applications in person. Any questions email Deirdre Stolte, People Operations Manager at! Cavros Pizzeria Is now hiring! They have open positions in all 3 shifts, morning, afternoon and night. Positions available are; cooks, drivers, and front staff. For more information, call or text 860.655.3158 Pride Travel Center has immediate job openings. They are currently hiring for the following positions: Baristas, convenience store cashiers, Chester’s Chicken crew, Subway crew, and truck stop cashiers. They have full and part-time positions available. Starting pay is $14 -$18 depending on position and experience. Candidates can call their office (413) 737-6992 and speak with either Marsha Medina or Tara. If you would like to apply online, you can go to . They will be more than happy to meet candidates at the store to conduct in person interviews, so you don’t have to drive to Springfield. Kiddie Academy of Rocky Hill (Rocky Hill, CT) is looking for a Preschool/PreK teacher (full-time). Please use our website to get information about our program: you are interested, please send your resume to YMCA Hartford Region is looking for a Site Manager. Job Summary: Provide a supportive, respectful, safe and healthy environment for all children enrolled in YWCA Kidslink program. Lead your staff team in a supportive and collaborative approach to all program duties and efforts including execution of all aspects of the daily schedule; taking attendance, preparing and serving snack, organizing transitions to other activities, and communicating with parents. Monitor children at all times paying special attention to behavior, and reinforcing compliance to the YWCA Kidslink Program Standards. Initiate and implement planned activities geared to the developmental needs of a large group of children. For more information and to apply for this position Click Here. Have a Great weekend, The EHC Staff Yadira Rivera Career Navigator East Hartford CONNects, a Working Cities Initiative 15 Mercer Avenue, Room 108 East Hartford, CT 06118 Office: 860/622-5507 Cell: 860/371-7984

Happy Thursday! EHC wishes you and your family a great Start to a New Year! We hope you enjoy our weekly email filled with resources and employment opportunity. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email. Please make sure to check out our Facebook page for more daily: Follow us here. If you would like us to share any community news on our posts, please contact us via email. East Hartford Adult and Continuing Education Registration for Spring 2021 Classes Now Open! For more information Click Here to Register! To get informed on all adult education opportunities being offered now, please visit their website Here . Covid Testing Free weekend walkup COVID-19 testing will now be available at the East Hartford Town Hall parking lot on the following Saturdays: January 9th, January 23rd, February 6th and February 20th. Testing hours are 11 AM to 3 PM, weather-dependent. Additional weekday COVID-19 testing is on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Town Hall parking lot. Please get tested for COVID even if you do not have symptoms. Help us stop the spread. For additional COVID-19 testing locations or weather-related cancelations, please visit Adult Telephone Intervention and Options Network (ACTION) line Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Launches Adult Crisis Telephone Intervention and Options Network (Hartford, CT) – The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) in partnership with the United Way of Connecticut (UWC), today announced the launch of the Adult Telephone Intervention and Options Network (ACTION) line for adults 18 years of age or older who are in the community and experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis for which an immediate response may be required. The ACTION line is a centralized phone number answered by 2-1-1 staff trained to offer an array of supports and options to individuals in distress, including telephonic support; referrals and information about community resources and services; warm-transfer to the Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) of their area; and, when necessary, direct connection to 911 Any individuals seeking immediate response to a mental health and/or substance use issue can contact the ACTION line team at 2-1-1 or 1-800-HOPE-135,” said DMHAS Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon. “Immediate access to local support and resources is vital in assisting those in crisis. I encourage anyone who needs help to reach out because support is available,” she concluded. The ACTION line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year with the availability of multilingual staff or interpreters as needed. FoodShare Foodshare’s food distribution at Rentschler Field will start back up again on Tuesday, January 12. One allocation of food per car to ensure that we have enough food for everyone. In the event of winter weather check Foodshare’s social media as well as NBC-CT and FOX61 for schedule updates. WINTER SCHEDULE Foodshare will be distributing food on TUESDAYS starting on January, 12; with an end date to be determined. NEW WINTER HOURS: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Address: 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118 – Silver Lane entrance; gates will close at 1:00 pm. East Hartford Public Library Get FREE help with your job search through JobNow. Visit our website to find resume writing tips, job searching tools, and connect with a live job coach. Access JobNow on our website: Here Makerspace- It’s time to create, collaborate, and innovate! On Thursday, January 7, from 5:00-7:00 PM, join the Makerspace staff via Zoom. They can help you work on your projects or show you what we’re working on. They are here for you (virtually) so stop in and get creative! Please register: Here For more upcoming virtual programs, visit our website: Here Poets Welcome in the New Year ***deadline extended to January 8*** Poets of East Hartford are invited to submit videos by January 8 of recited or performed original poems that welcome in the new year. To submit poems, contact librarian Rolande Duprey: These recordings will be premiered in a virtual program on January 12. Registration is required: Please Register Here Browse virtual program offerings on our website: Here Social Media Safety training CTC Connecting to Care in partnership with Amplify INC will be hosting a Social Media Safety training on January 13th from 1-2:30pm. Please see information below. Please see link to register, East Hartford Youth Services Winter Virtual Programs from East Hartford Youth Services Groups and Programs Zentangle Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM This is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. There are no mistakes in Zentangle! Bring some Zen into your life through this fun, creative outlet. Appropriate for almost all ages. Younger folks will need more hands-on help/guidance. Great for families and individuals. Learn new tangles every week!! Register online via Zoom. Register for one or all. 2021 Registration: Jr. Adventure Club: Tuesdays, December 1—February 23 (no session December 22 & 29), 4:00—5:00 PM This is an activity-based social-emotional learning group full of fun for ages 7-12. Register online via zoom. Register for one or for all: Barebones Boxing Family Fitness Saturdays, January 9—February 27, 10:00—11:00 AM Fun invigorating, family-friendly virtual boxing fitness class. Register online via Zoom: Home Alone Safety Wednesday, January 20, 5:00 PM (must be registered by January 13) A 90-minute virtual class covers safety concerns parents have when their children are by themselves for participants ages 8 – 13. After registering on the East Hartford Youth Services website, a youth and parent workbook will be mailed out. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via e-mail. Register here: Girls Circle Tuesdays, January 5—February 23, 4:00 PM For ages 10 – 14. This is a virtual space for girls to get together, do activities, meet new folks, form stronger bonds with each other, support one another, and build self-esteem, self-confidence, and social-emotional skills. Register online via Zoom: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Employment Opportunities Virtual Job Fair CHR Virtual Job Fair January 29th from 1-5pm. Join Chr for a virtual on the spot interviews with hiring managers in a safe and convenient way. No traffic, no travel, no long lines. To confirm your attendance, contact The Village for Families and Children- Teacher Assistant - Early Childhood Are you full of positive energy, and eager to learn how to best support preschool children? Are you a team player who enjoys working as a part of a team in a fast-paced environment? Do you get excited about helping children learn new skills, new words, to make friends, and to love school? If so, there is a great position for you. As a teacher's aide with The Village Early Childhood Learning Center, you would be part of a teaching team in a preschool classroom working under the guidance and with the support of a Lead Teacher to prepare the children for kindergarten. Apply Here Full-time Nanny for 2 Children Seeking full-time care for two girls (4.5, 2) starting in late January. Looking for someone with Early Childhood experience who is excited to explore the outdoors, come up with fun projects, and who makes the kids feel comfortable. Parents will be working from house in West Hartford. Applicant needs to be comfortable with pets!) For more information Click Here Travelers- Customer Service Representative No Prior Insurance Experience Needed! Hiring for M-F 8 AM - 5 PM, as well as 1 Saturday every 6 weeks. 12 weeks of paid training. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and life starting day one as well as 401K with company match, pension plan and paid time off. Due to the current pandemic, you will be working from home initially. Once the pandemic restrictions are lifted you will return to the office. For more information Apply Here BJ’S-Deli Clerk Job BJ's Wholesale Club is looking to hire a Deli Clerk, please see job summary below. Job Summary Slices, packages, weighs, and sells various deli products, including meats and cheeses. Maintains the presentation and cleanliness of the deli, including deli display cases. Helps Members in the deli department. For More Information Apply Here ShopRite - Shop from Home Clerk Job Description Shop Rite is looking to hire a Shop from Home Clerk To deliver a great customer experience while taking Customers orders off of the ShopRite website, selecting their order and communicating any issues with the Customers; to bag the orders, pack it in totes, store accordingly, bill the order, transport to the Customer’s car and take payment. For More Information Apply Here . Amazon Amazon is now hiring Warehouse Team Member for various locations with multiple shift options available. Whether you’re looking for a full-time job with healthcare benefits on your first day or a flexible part-time job, Amazon have a job for you! Plus, they have innovated the job application so it is faster, easier, and hopefully even a little fun! Apply Here Job ID#340880 Job Alerts: Here East Hartford CONNects Career Consultation- Our Career Navigators are available now to help all East Hartford Residents seeking opportunities and employment. Contact us today at or at 860-622-5507. Thanks, The EHC Staff Yadira Rivera Career Navigator East Hartford CONNects, a Working Cities Initiative 15 Mercer Avenue, Room 108 East Hartford, CT 06118 Office: 860/622-5507 Cell: 860/371-7984

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