Virtual job fair on horizon

Litchfield Crossings in New Milford will be a major sponsor of the New Milford Economic Development Corporation’s first virtual career fair along with Indeed, worldwide employment search engine for job listings.

The fair will be held Aug. 10.

The announcement came last week by Karen Pollard, economic development director for the Town of New Milford.

“Many thanks to Litchfield Crossings for their sponsorship,” Pollard said. “Due to their generosity New Milford businesses that are hiring can participate at no cost for what would have ordinarily be $1,500 or more.”

Business registration is still open, but space is limited. Registration is at

“Litchfield Crossings is pleased to co-sponsor the New Milford Virtual Career Fair,” said Kristen N. Gizzi, executive director of the Crossings.”

“We see this as a great opportunity for local businesses and those seeking employment to access multiple job opportunities in one centralized space,” Gizzi said. “It is a fabulous idea and a great way to connect our residents to those seeking to hire…it’s a win-win for the entire community.”

Candidates can register for free on the Indeed website, post a resume and request an interview on the day of the fair.

All interviews will be conducted virtually.

“We are targeting the restaurant and healthcare industries and will be promoting the event to a broad audience including residents of Western Connecticut and Eastern New York,” Pollard said.

Participating companies include Candlewood Valley Health and Rehab, Village Crest Center for Health & Rehab, Primerica, VNA Home, Kimberly- Clark Corporation, Gwilliam Company, Sonic Restaurant,, Paul’s Custom Pet Food LLC, Durkin -New England Donuts, Five Guys Operations LLC, The Old Oak Tavern, Helpyclean and Psychology Practice.