More than 300 people showed up Saturday for a job fair to fill 110 jobs at CareCentrix, a Hartford company that helps insurance companies and hospitals reduce medical spending through more effective care.
“We were not as well-set up to do the interviews as we’d planned,” said spokeswoman Elizabeth Keogh. So instead of interviewing people, they took resumés.
Keogh said between people who came in person, and online applications since Friday, when news coverage of the company’s job search was published, there were 671 applications for the 110 jobs.
About 18 percent of the job fair attendees will be invited for interviews, she said, and the company has begun contacting them.
The company held two job fairs in December, as well, where there were 45 candidates and 22 offers and 52 candidates and 15 offers. Those job fairs were focused on call center jobs, customer service management jobs, and respiratory therapist positions.
Even with the volume of applications, the company still needs more registered nurses with respiratory therapy experience and respiratory therapists to apply.
Since the job fair, the company has added two more jobs it’s looking to fill: a project manager with health care experience and an intake coordinator with call center and health care experience.
CEO Eric Reimer put out a statement on the response from job seekers that said some great candidates applied.
“The quality of the candidates who have applied to be part of CareCentrix confirms our decision to move to Hartford and maintain operations in Connecticut,” he said.
The company is also receiving $24 million in state money to expand in Connecticut.