|Marlborough, MASS. September 24, 2014 – Close to 30 jobseekers attended a free Résumé Development Workshop at the Embassy Suites yesterday, kicking off this year’s Marlborough Works! program.
This was the first of three Marlborough Works! events organized by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) as part of Mayor Arthur Vigeant’s initiative to increase local employment.
For the first time in the initiative’s three-year run, the MEDC will hold not one, but two free workshops for jobseekers, ahead of the flagship Marlborough Works! Job Fair on October 7th.
The newly-added LinkedIn Workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 30th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Embassy Suites, and will aim to help attendees understand how to create a winning online résumé.
Addressing yesterday’s workshop attendees, Mayor Vigeant said that employment opportunities in Marlborough are steadily increasing.
“The influx of innovative new companies into Marlborough has contributed greatly to improving job market conditions here,” Mayor Vigeant said. “Employers of all sizes and in a multitude of sectors are making our city their home, and I want nothing more than to ensure that Marlborough residents have every chance to see all the exciting opportunities that exist. By organizing a job fair, we’ve created the platform for many of these new companies to meet their future employees. They say showing up is sometimes half the battle. So , if you’re on the job market today, there is no better place to be.”
The Marlborough Works! Job Fair will take place on October 7th from 6pm to 8pm at the Courtyard by Marriott-Marlborough Ballroom. Veterans and attendees of the Marlborough Works! workshops, will receive priority access to employers at the fair, starting at 5:30pm.
Close to 30 companies from various industries have already signed up to take part in the free event, including GE Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics, SanDisk, Boston Scientific, and many more.
Although registration is not mandatory, those interested in attending the Marlborough Works! Job Fair are encouraged to register at www.etrcc.com/forms-marlborough-job-fair-registration.php. Those interested in taking the LinkedIn Workshop should call 508.766.5767 to register.
Ahead of the fair, jobseekers can get regular updates on participating companies and open positions on MEDC’s website, www.marlboroughedc.com/marlboroughworks.
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The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state chartered economic development corporation for the City of Marlborough, MA and represents a public-private partnership for planning. MEDC works with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization and development. For a complete overview of MEDC visit www.MarlboroughEDC.com.
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