MARLBOROUGH, MASS., May 18, 2012 — More than two dozen companies will recruit for over 100 open positions at the “Marlborough Works!” Job Fair on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott, 75 Felton St., Marlborough. The free event, which is open to the public, will match up companies that do business in Marlborough with job seekers for various industries, including the health-care, manufacturing, and alternative energy sectors.
Sparked by a desire to connect local businesses in need of talented workers with city residents who are unemployed or looking for a career change, Mayor Arthur Vigeant enlisted the help of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and Quinsigamond Community College in this collaborative effort. The “Marlborough Works!” initiative also includes the Professional Résumé and Interview Workshop, which will be held May 30 at Marlborough High School.
Mayor Vigeant’s early outreach to the Marlborough business community was part of his administration’s efforts to retain quality businesses and attract new ones to the city helped convince him this initiative would be great for the city. “It was very clear to me after several meetings I had with a number of well-known companies that they were looking to add to their workforce,” he said. “I thought a job fair was the best way to build a bridge between the companies in our city and the talented residents we have who are waiting for an opportunity to come their way. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Mayor Vigeant suggests attendees bring copies of their résumé for the hiring decision-makers who will be in attendance. “Making a good first impression and being well prepared is the best advice I can give to potential job seekers,” he said, adding that the job fair is generating a lot of interest amongst city residents.
Companies that do business in Marlborough will be represented at the event, including Boston Scientific, Digital Federal Credit Union, Marlborough Hospital, Raytheon and Ken’s Foods. For a complete list of participating companies and for registration (which is encouraged but not required) go to http://cce.qcc.mass.edu.
About Marlborough Economic Development Corporation: MEDC is the state-chartered economic development corporation for the City of Marlborough, Massachusetts, working to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization and development in the city.