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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! EHCinfo@easthartford.org. 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 www.easthartfordct.gov/east-hartford-public-library/virtual-programs.The 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 www.easthartfordct.gov/library, “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 https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine or by calling a designated COVID-19 vaccination line at 877-918-2224. FOR ADDITIONAL VACCINATION INFORMATION, VISIT THIS LINK https://www.easthartfordct.gov/.../covid-19-vaccination... Read more here https://bit.ly/3o2mcZk. 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 https://bit.ly/2Mvuvjs.Please 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 https://bit.ly/3pjd4kn 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 MyFreeTaxes.com. To make an appointment, filers are encouraged to pre-register for VITA using the link below. You can also call 211 or visit 211CT.org. 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 hartfordpwg@dressforsuccess.org 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 https://www.easthartfordct.gov/human.../pages/job-openings. The page is regularly updated with new vacancies. Those interested in applying for a specific position are asked to apply at this link https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/easthartfordct. 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 PoliceApp.com. 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 www.bakeryonmain.com 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 HR@bakeryonmain.com! 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 https://www.pridestores.com/careers . 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: https://kiddieacademy.com/academies/rocky-hill/.If you are interested, please send your resume to rockyhill@kiddieacademy.net. 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

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