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Career Fair November 13 for Construction of New Park Street Library

Hartford Public Library (HPL), Downes Construction and other organizations will host a Career Fair on Tuesday, November 13, from 5 – 7 pm at The Studio at Billing Forge, 563 Broad Street, Hartford. Downes is the general contractor for the construction of HPL’s new Park Street Library. Work on the new, 13,000-square-foot library is expected to start in the spring of 2019. Other participants in the Career Fair include Capital Workforce Partners (CWP), the Greater Hartford-New Britain Building and Construction Trades Council (GHNBBCTC), Frog Hollow NRZ, American Job Center and the City of Hartford.

Those attending the Career Fair will be able to apply for the 12-15 construction trade apprenticeship opportunities with the GHNBBCTC that are expected to open up for the Park Street Library Construction Project. Please bring your resume. To be eligible for the apprenticeship program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years +
  • Hartford Resident (Preference for Frog Hollow and Upper Albany Residents)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Connecticut Driver’s License
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Able to Read and Write English
  • Able to Pass a Drug Test
  • Physically Fit to do the Work

Construction managers from Downes and trade union representatives will be on hand at the Career Fair to discuss employment opportunities for the construction of the new library. Capital Workforce Partners will also be available at the event to discuss these and other employment opportunities in the region.


Now celebrating its 125th year, Hartford Public Library remains at the forefront of redefining the urban library experience in the 21st Century. With seven locations throughout the city, the library provides education, intellectual enrichment and cultural development for thousands of children, youth and adults every year. Hartford Public Library has also gained local and national recognition for its wide range of new initiatives and partnerships designed to meet the needs of a diverse and dynamic city and region, including immigration services, employment assistance and youth leadership training. Please visit