METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – In hopes of getting local unemployed residents back to work, the city and 30 area companies will partner together for the fourth annual Marlborough Works! job fair later this month.
City officials and the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation first organized the job fair in June 2012 after hearing from several companies in the city that had jobs available and wanted to hire local residents, said Tim Cummings, executive director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation.
The event typically attracts about 500 jobseekers each year, said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.
“We’ve had a packed house the past couple years,” said Vigeant. “It’s a great opportunity for local people to find openings.”
Although Marlborough has been fortunate to welcome a number of new employers, including TJX, Boston Scientific and Quest Diagnostics, there are still a number of unemployed residents in the city and several positions that need to be filled.
“We know the economy is doing well and people are back to work, but there are still people out of work,” said Cummings, who described the fair as a “successful tool” for jobseekers.
Vigeant and Cummings said the success of previous job fairs illustrated the need to hold one again this year.
“I can tell you with confidence we have placed people with jobs,” said Cummings.
The fair is scheduled to run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott. Cummings said about 25 companies from a variety of sectors are expected to participate, including GE Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics, SanDisk, Boston Scientific and TJX.
For more information on the Marlborough Works! job fair, visit ETRcc.com/jobfair.
Along with the job fair, a networking and marketing workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Embassy Suites to help jobseekers understand how to market themselves to prospective employers. Those interested in attending are encouraged to call 508-766-5700 to register.
This article by Jeff Malachowski originally appeared here.