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School, chamber to host job fair

WESTPORT-Westport Central School will host a Career Day on Thursday, May 12, and will present businesses from Westport and surrounding areas.

During the day, Westport Central School children will visit with the businesses and learn about the different industries represented and receive guidance about the path to these particular careers. The students will have the opportunity to make great contacts in the area.

"We are so proud of the combined efforts of the Westport Chamber of Commerce and Westport Central School to bring such a valuable event to our community," Michelle Friedman, principal at Westport Central School, said. "We are excited about the endless possibilities that this partnership holds for all involved."

Career Day is a culmination of a semester-long class taught by Adam Facteau where students have learned each step in the process of applying for jobs. This class has hosted guest speakers from businesses throughout Westport, giving the students exposure to expertise in addition to that of their teacher.

"It has been a great pleasure to work with the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to offer a fully authentic business experience for the students of Westport Central School," Facteau said. "It is truly an honor to be a part of such a collaborative and supportive community that recognizes the importance of business skills for the 21st century learner."

Businesses will gather in the auditorium and present literature about their businesses and recruit staff for any positions that they might have open for applicants.

The evening hours of 5 to 7:30 p.m. will open up to the public of all ages. Businesses will be able to recruit staff of all ages as well as sharing information about what they have to offer in services to the community.

"In this way, it is a win/win situation," Molly Kasriels, president of Westport's Chamber, said. "It gives us businesses an opportunity to spotlight our services while recruiting staff at the same time. The attendees will leave with lots of information and hopefully a job if they are in the market."

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