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07-31-2003

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July 31, 2003

HEALEY ANNOUNCES “JOBS FIRST” DAY AT STATE’S CAREER CENTERS

Job fairs, resume workshops and employer briefings among services available

 

Lending a boost to job seekers across the Commonwealth, Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey today announced that the state’s 32 career centers will be transformed into bustling sites of activity on Thursday, September 4, 2003 to mark “Jobs First” Day in Massachusetts.

 

Healey said each of the career centers will sponsor a variety of stepped up activities to assist unemployed individuals find jobs.

 

Speaking at Boston’s JobNet Career Center, Healey said, “To help job seekers, Governor Romney and I have already extended the hours at the career centers. Now, with the events at our career centers across the state on September 4th, we have taken another step closer to ensuring that every person who is looking for a job has the tools to find one.”

 

Healey said career centers will offer job fairs, interviewing seminars, resume writing workshops, visits from companies with job openings and other services tailored to meet the specific needs of local employers and job seekers.

 

In addition, Healey said she, Governor Romney and members of their Cabinet will visit the career centers on September 4th to see firsthand the different job services being provided.

 

Examples of events to be held on “Jobs First” Day at the career centers include:

 

 

Hyannis – The Career Opportunities Center will hold a job fair with several employers on-site recruiting for current job openings. Two workshops, “Resume Critiquing” and “Interviewing Skills,” will also be held.

Worcester – A human resources manager from a local company will be at the Workforce Central Center speaking to job applicants about the status and types of jobs available in the biotech industry and skills needed to work in that field. Employers can learn how to access current labor market data.

Boston – The JobNet Center will provide tours and hold employer-related industry briefings, and demonstrate how to post job vacancies on-line. Additionally, job seekers will receive an “Employability Report,” customized to their expectations of job availability, pay, job location and future job growth.

Lawrence – ValleyWorks Career Center will host a recognition event sponsored by the City’s Mayor in partnership with the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce to promote the City’s Summer Youth Jobs Initiative.

 

Additional details will follow as the September 4th date approaches. For information on the Commonwealth’s 33 Career Centers, visit the Web site at the Division of Employment and Training at www.detma.org.

 

 

 

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