Workforce

Job Expo set for Thursday at Basketball Hall of Fame

A Job Expo featuring dozens of companies is scheduled Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The winter expo, which generally draws several hundred participants, is sponsored by MassHire Springfield Career Center and Entercom Communications radio stations. Read the source article at masslive.com

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Veterinary Assistant Training Program – Springfield Technical Community College

The training prepares students to keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices. The veterinary assistant works directly under the supervision of veterinarians and the veterinary technician as they perform procedures, examinations, and treatments.  The veterinary assistant provides basic care for animals, such as feeding and exercising…

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Report Details Region’s Workforce Needs — and How to Meet Them

Healthcare. Education. Advanced manufacturing. In any conversation about the economic character of the Pioneer Valley — both its rich past and promising future — those three sectors would be high on the list of key factors. Indeed, a late-2018 report produced by the MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board and the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board…

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TWO Offers ‘Team Building Through Culinary’ Program

Eighteen employees from four different area hotels competed last month in a friendly, Chopped-style culinary competition at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute designed to enhance their professional development. The participants, all management-level employees from the BK Investment Hotel Group, took part in a new one-day, four-hour program called “Team Building Through Culinary,” offered by…

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FIT Staffing Goes Well Beyond the Résumé to Make Matches

Finding the right candidate for a job can be a difficult task. In the tech industry, finding someone who not only has the technical skills, but also the right personality for the position, is especially challenging. That’s why FIT Staffing was established — to help companies find the right people to fill these positions, and…

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Asphalt Academy at STCC Paves the Way to Construction Careers

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) plans to open a mobile lab on campus to meet a demand in the construction industry for trained asphalt technicians and inspectors. Students will train in the mobile lab as they pursue certification as hot-mix asphalt plant technicians and hot-mix asphalt paving inspectors. The jet-black lab, which resembles a boxcar…

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United Personnel Named Among Top 100 Women-led Businesses In Massachusetts

United Personnel announced it has been named one of  the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts by the Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit that supports female business owners. The list, published in the Boston Globe, was developed based on revenue, number of full-time employees in the state, team diversity, and innovation. The rankings feature a wide…

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MassHire Springfield Career Center plans move

MassHire Springfield Career Center, which used to be known as FutureWorks until a statewide rebranding last year, is moving to 95 Liberty St., near the post office and Union Station. MassHire will move out of its offices in the Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park on Saturday, Dec 14, and open in the new location…

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Holyoke host veterans job fair, region’s top employers on hand

The third annual Military and Veterans Job Fair attracted dozens of regional employers and a steady stream of applicants at the War Memorial Building on Friday. Applicants met with major employers, including Amazon, MGM-Springfield, Gulfstream, Baystate Health Systems, U.S. Postal Service, University of Massachusetts Amherst, General Dynamics, Hazen Paper and Hood. Read the source article…

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