Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu
Worcester, MA, September 6, 2013 — More than two dozen companies will recruit for over 100 open positions at the “Marlborough Works!” Job Fair on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 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 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, Marlborough 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 included a Professional Résumé and Interview Workshop on September 4 at Marlborough High School.
Mayor Vigeant’s early outreach to the Marlborough business community as 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.
Dozens of Marlborough companies will be represented at the event; for a complete list of participating companies and for registration (which is encouraged but not required) email cce [at] qcc.mass.edu and include your name and telephone number.
For more information regarding this release: Call Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513
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