From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:
Mayor Bill Finch announced that Chipotle Mexican Grill and Bass Pro Shops–which are slated to open new stores at Bridgeport’s Steelpointe Harbor later this year–will be hosting job fairs over the next two weeks.
Mayor Finch was joined by representatives from the Connecticut Department of Labor and Career Resources at a press conference announcing the job fairs on Friday, August 14.
“Bridgeport is getting better every day,” said Mayor Finch. “And, investors and job creators are taking notice. Steelpointe Harbor is finally happening. And, new jobs are resulting from the business-friendly environment we’re creating.”
Chipotle Mexican Grill–which has over 800 locations nationwide and was named by health.com as one of the healthiest restaurants in America–will be holding a job fair for its new Bridgeport location on Monday, August 17 and Monday, August 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 350 Fairfield Avenue.
In addition, Chipotle Mexican Grill will host a job fair at 999 Broad Street on Thursday, August 27.
Bass Pro Shops–which has nearly 90 locations nationwide and is listed on the Forbes.com list of best employers in America–will be hosting a job fair for its new Bridgeport location on Monday, August 17, Tuesday, August 18, and Wednesday, August 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 910 Fairfield Avenue.
Between the stores and restaurants that are slated to open on Steelpointe Harbor in 2015–Bass Pro Shops, Chipotle, Starbucks, and T-Mobile–one thousand jobs are being created in Bridgeport.
“I encourage residents looking for good paying jobs to attend these job fairs,” said Mayor Finch. “My administration has worked very hard to make Steelpointe a reality and to bring these jobs to Bridgeport.”