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Job fair returning to Marlborough

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – After the Marlborough Works! Job fair in June 2012 saw more than 500 jobseekers come out to meet with potential employers, organizers of the event say they are planning another job fair in September.

The event last year was put on by the city, the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and Quinsigamond Community College. All three are partnering up again for this year’s job fair, scheduled for Sept. 24.

Like last year, there will also be a resume and interview workshop ahead of the job fair, scheduled this year for Sept. 4.

Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant said that although Marlborough has been fortunate to welcome a number of new employers to the city, including TJX and Boston Scientific, there are still a number of unemployed people in the city and a number of positions that need to be filled.

Vigeant said the success of last year’s fair illustrated the need to hold one this year.

“We went through last year and were shocked, to be honest with you, with the participation we got,” he said. “We were very surprised to have about 500 people come through.”

The fair is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott-Marlborough hotel. Vigeant said about 30 companies from a variety of sectors are expected to participate.

The resume and interview workshop is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Marlborough High School. A Quinsigamond Community College teacher will be on hand to talk about how to a create an effective resume, land a job interview, answer tought quesitons and avoid key mistakes.

Space is limited to the first 40 people who respond. Registration can be completed on the Quinsigamond Community College website under the “Training & Education Center” link or by navigating to

http://trainnow.qcc.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=1044&SectionID=1404.

Both the job fair and resume workshop are free.

Tim Cummings, executive director of the MEDC, said the organization is excited to be putting on the event again.

“We are so proud to be spearheading this event for a second year in a row,” Cummings said in a statement. “It’s not just about connecting jobseekers with employers. It’s about keeping our local economy thriving, by helping local residents fill local job openings.”

This story originally appeared here.