1. Westfield job fair planned for laid-off Berkshire Industries workers

    Westfield job fair planned for laid-off Berkshire Industries workers

    More than 40 precision manufacturing companies from around the Pioneer Valley and nearby Connecticut will attend a job fair next week in Westfield organized for the 80 workers who lost their jobs when Berkshire Industries shut down unexpectedly last month. "We have had a pretty significant response from companies in the area," said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County. "We are trying to outreach to the workers, to let them know it's happening." The event is from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Westfield Senior Center, 45 Noble St. Participants ...

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    1. We have had a pretty significant response from companies in the area.
    2. I know the employers that I have spoken to personally are very exited about the opportunity to speak with the former Berkshire employees.
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