The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is partnering with other regional organizations to host the Work North Central Hiring Event scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA. The regional organizations involved include Fitchburg State University, the MassHire North Central Massachusetts Career Center, the MassHire North Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board, and Mount Wachusett Community College.
The event, which is free for job seekers, will connect potential applicants with local employers of all sizes and industries to discuss employment and career opportunities available in the region. Employers from diverse industries will be seeking candidates with all levels of skill and backgrounds, including entry level, and professional and technical positions in such industries as construction, distribution, education, financial services, government, healthcare, hospitality, non-profit, manufacturing, restaurants and other industries. Additionally, some employers will be offering hiring on-site, and may provide signing bonuses and other incentives.
In addition to networking and learning about available positions across the region, attendees can also take advantage of a full day of programming, including complimentary professional headshots, free career counseling, sessions on careers in advanced manufacturing and health care, and workshops on resume writing, using social media to help with your job search and how to improve your interview skills. The Chamber will also be hosting a $100 gift card prize raffle every hour throughout the event.
“As a leader in helping North Central Massachusetts compete for talent and advance the region’s economic prosperity, we realize there is currently a critical need to help our local businesses find qualified and skilled talent in order to grow and succeed,” said Roy M. Nascimento, President & CEO, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. “This event is aimed to create economic opportunity, and a strong and diversified workforce for our employers, while providing the unemployed and underemployed the opportunity to meet with a number of employers in one location.”
The Work North Central Hiring Event is a complement to the Chamber’s WorkNorthCentral.com Jobs Board, which serves as an online resource to connect job seekers and local employers while also improving the talent pipeline and better connect employers to local schools.
Walk-ins are welcome, but job seekers can also pre-register by visiting the Chamber’s website at www.NorthCentralMass.com. Free parking for job seekers and attendees is available at Great Wolf Lodge, and the Montachusett Area Transit Authority will be offering an extended schedule for the event throughout the day on their Fitchburg/Route 11 that runs to Great Wolf Lodge.
Employers interested in participating and reserving a table at the Work North Central Hiring Event should contact Lauren Goulet at 978-353-7600, ext. 222, or Kat Deal at 978-353-7600, ext. 235, to inquire about availability.
As the Chamber wants to ensure a safe environment for all, attendees are asked to abide by the COVID-19 mask advisory issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health which advises those who are fully vaccinated wear a mask or face covering if they are at increased risk for severe disease because of age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in their household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult. Visit www.NorthCentralMass.com for the Chamber’s COVID-19 event protocols or to stay informed on any changes to local or state health protocols.