Getting people back to work was a major goal in South Burlington Monday.
The Vermont Department of Labor held a job fair at the Sheraton Hotel. More than 80 employers and schools came out to help laid off IBM workers and other unemployed people get back in the job force. More than 600 job seekers came out to see what opportunities were available. The Department of Labor also made training available for job seekers interested in exploring other fields of work.
"There's a lot here to take in. I think we have to look at some of the opportunities and move on this next week and get our resumes out there. Today was a jump start to that. I feel good about it," said Larry Lazzaro, a former IBM employee.
IBM has not yet provided the Department of Labor with the total number of employees laid off in the recent round of cuts.
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