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    1. Over 35 companies and CORI help set for job fair in Holyoke

      Over 35 companies and CORI help set for job fair in Holyoke

      The MGM Springfield casino company, C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. and over 30 other companies will be represented at a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race St. GTI Massachusetts NP Corp., which is opening a medical marijuana facility here at 28 Appleton St., is organizing the job fair with CareerPoint and the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, a press release said.

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    2. How did MassMutual and the state work out deal for Springfield expansion?

      How did MassMutual and the state work out deal for Springfield expansion?

      MassMutual executives had already decided to vacate and sell their Connecticut campus before they received a $46 million incentive package from the state of Massachusetts to consolidate in Springfield. Executives at the insurance giant also told this state's top economic development official that the 1,500 jobs just south of the border in Enfield -- and their $100,000-a-year salaries -- could have gone to North Carolina or Tennessee instead. Massachusetts officials spent months convincing MassMutual to keep those jobs in Greater Springfield and to expand in Massachusetts, according to documents obtained by The Republican through a public records request.

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    3. Springfield-based United Personnel wins prestigious industry award for work with job seekers in Massachusetts and Connecticut

      Springfield-based United Personnel wins prestigious industry award for work with job seekers in Massachusetts and Connecticut

      United Personnel is based in Springfield, but has additional offices in Pittsfield, Northampton and Chelmsford in Massachusetts and New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut. The agency manages temporary, contract and direct hire placements and focuses on a variety of industries and fields, including professional, administrative, medical, dental, technology and light industrial.

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    4. United Personnel Wins Inavero’s 2018 Best of Staffing Awards

      United Personnel Wins Inavero’s 2018 Best of Staffing Awards

      United Personnel announced it has won Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings by their clients and the employees they have helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied. Job seekers who work with winning agencies are 1.7 times more satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

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    5. Blackjack 101: Get an inside look at MGM Springfield's table games school (photos, video) | masslive.com

      Blackjack 101: Get an inside look at MGM Springfield's table games school (photos, video) | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield said Tuesday that it will reimburse tuition for students at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute who learn two or more casino table games, pass MGM's audition and work for the new Springfield casino for at least a year.  The news came during an open house at the school, a partnership among MGM, Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.  Classes begin Feb. 26 at 95 State St. on the MGM campus in the South End.

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    6. Baker-Polito Administration Supports Nine Community-Driven Initiatives | Mass.gov

      Baker-Polito Administration Supports Nine Community-Driven Initiatives | Mass.gov

      Springfield, Economic Development Council of Western Mass - $75,000  For every 100 Springfield residents of working age, 42 are not working, yet employers do not have enough qualified candidates to support operations and growth. Springfield WORKS is a coalition of over 30 partners including employers, residents, educators, and community-based organizations (CBOs). Partners developed strategies to align resources and systems to connect job-seekers and employers in need of highly skilled candidates.. This grant will allow the council to leverage existing assets and expand coaching and mentoring programs to help low income Springfield residents achieve long term, economic success through meaningful work.

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    7. Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute designed to fit employer need

      Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute designed to fit employer need

      The Holyoke canal walk just outside the windows of the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Race Street was covered with fresh snow. But Warren Leigh, chairman of hospitality management and culinary arts programs at Holyoke Community College, imagines it as an outdoor dining room once the weather turns nice. There students will serve food they have prepared in the new institute, which opened for business in late January.

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    8. Greenfield Community College, Franklin County Technical School partner with industry on workforce development

      Greenfield Community College, Franklin County Technical School partner with industry on workforce development

      Franklin County Technical School partners with Greenfield Community College to provide evening adult education programs in manufacturing technologies and with businesses to educate a new generation of workers and to retrain adults who are unemployed or underemployed. The ninth cohort of adult learners graduated from the advanced manufacturing CNC (computer numerical control) operator training program in December.

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    9. Want to land one of the thousands of jobs at the soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino? Here's another opportunity

      Want to land one of the thousands of jobs at the soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino? Here's another opportunity

      MGM Springfield is offering information sessions in the week ahead for those interested in jobs at the $960 million casino set to open in September. General career information sessions will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Rebecca Johnson School, 55 Catharine St. Information sessions for prospective dealers and other table game operators are scheduled Wednesday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. at the MGM Springfield Career Center, 1259 East Columbus Ave., third floor.

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    10. MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says

      MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says

      CRRC is about to open its rail car factory in East Springfield, MGM Springfield is seven months from opening its resort casino in the South End and now homegrown MassMutual will add jobs at its headquarters on State Street. "That is a lot of momentum, and it gets noticed," said Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. MassMutual plans to grow its workforce at its corporate headquarters on State Street by approximately 50 percent. The insurer will add 1,500 jobs there over the next four years, bringing the total number of ...

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    11. Bay Path to Host Workforce Training Fund Information Session

      Bay Path to Host Workforce Training Fund Information Session

      A Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund information session will be held on Feb. 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Bay Path University’s Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center in East Longmeadow. To register, visit workforcetrainingfund.org/events or call (413) 565-1555. The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. In order to qualify, businesses must pay into the fund. All for-profit companies automatically pay into the fund. Nonprofit organizations can visit www.workforcetrainingfund.org and click on ...

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    12. Cambridge College, MGM Springfield launch hospitality training program

      Cambridge College, MGM Springfield launch hospitality training program

      Cambridge College's Tower Square campus is the first school in Massachusetts certified to offer classroom pre-apprenticeship training in hospitality under a program it designed with the help of MGM Springfield. Apprenticeships as a way of training people for careers make most people think of the construction trades -- for example plumbing, carpentry, steelworking -- said William McKinney, director of the division of labor standards for the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

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    13. MGM Springfield Available Jobs

      MGM Springfield Available Jobs

      Thank you for your continued support as we gear up to bring a world-class destination resort to the area. Please share this information for our latest career opportunities and post in your career centers, encouraging people to apply by visiting https://mgmresorts.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/306  Job postings are subject to change daily, please visit our website for the most current job postings.

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    14. MGM Springfield jobs: Casino Career Training Institute announces information, registration sessions

      MGM Springfield jobs: Casino Career Training Institute announces information, registration sessions

      Job seekers looking to get trained for table-game jobs at the new MGM Springfield casino are invited to attend a series of information sessions and Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute registration dates over then next few months. The first session is set for Friday at the Quaboag Region Workforce Training and Community College Center, 79 Main St., Ware.

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    15. MGM Springfield schedules informational sessions on table games jobs

      MGM Springfield schedules informational sessions on table games jobs

      MGM Springfield is offering a series of informational sessions in January and February designed to aid potential applicants with details about jobs and training required to become table game dealers at the $960 million casino. Staff from the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) will be on hand to provide information on how to register and enroll for gaming classes at the new MCCTI Gaming School, which is opening in downtown Springfield on Feb. 26. Admission is free and open to the public.

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    16. Minority Business Alliance to host 'How to do Business with MGM Springfield' meeting | masslive.com

      Minority Business Alliance to host 'How to do Business with MGM Springfield' meeting | masslive.com

      The Minority Business Alliance on Monday will host 'How to do Business with MGM Springfield,' a seminar for prospective vendors to the $960 million resort casino complex under construction in the South End.  The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third floor of the Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St. To register, visit www.minoritybusinessalliance.org.  The Minority Business Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization for minority-owned businesses.

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    17. Hcc, Stcc to Launch Gaming School

      Anyone interested in working as a professional card dealer or croupier at the soon-to-open MGM Springfield will have their first opportunity to sign up for training classes on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at a downtown event launching the new MCCTI Gaming School. The event will be held on the first floor of the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., in the exhibit hall pre-function space, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College, through TWO, their Training and Workforce Options collaborative, and MCCTI, the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute, will operate the gaming school on the ...

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    18. With 3,000 people to hire, MGM Springfield opens career center

      With 3,000 people to hire, MGM Springfield opens career center

      MGM Springfield opened a new career center Monday designed to serve as a "one-stop shop" in the screening and hiring of approximately 3,000 employees. The MGM career center is at the Colvest Building at 1259 East Columbus Ave., adjacent to its $960 million casino project. MGM and Massachusetts Gaming Commission officials, along with representatives of the education, business and employment training sector, attended a morning open house and tours at the center just prior to its afternoon opening.

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    19. 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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    20. STCC to Offer Certified Auto-damage Appraisal Course

      STCC to Offer Certified Auto-damage Appraisal Course

      The Workforce Development Center at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer a certified auto-damage appraisal course beginning Tuesday, Nov. 28. The 60-hour course is designed to train insurance-claims professionals and auto-body technicians for the Massachusetts Auto Damage Appraisers License Examination. Twenty sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., through Feb. 8. The fee is $599, which includes the cost of class materials. The idea for the course came from William Johnson, a member of the STCC board of trustees, who owns Pleasant Street Auto Body & Repair in South Hadley and Belchertown.

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    21. Staffing Agencies Meeting Needs, but Challenges Are Mounting

      Staffing Agencies Meeting Needs, but Challenges Are Mounting

      The region’s staffing industry has always been a solid barometer of the overall economy, and that is certainly true in this economy. Firms report that demand for qualified workers is high, and the pool of talent is small and in some respects shrinking. Meeting the demands of various sectors, firm owners and managers say, requires a mix of persistence, imagination, and, well, hard work.  Andrea Hill-Cataldo calls it the ‘Perm Division.’  That’s ‘perm,’ as in permanent-hire, or direct-hire, work. The venture she founded nearly 20 years ago, Johnson & Hill Staffing Services, has always provided such services. But they ...

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    22. Springfield WORKS Takes Collaborative Approach to Job Growth

      Springfield WORKS Takes Collaborative Approach to Job Growth

      Anne Kandilis spends a lot of time talking with area employers, so she knows there are jobs to be had. How to connect those jobs to people who can perform them — well, that’s an issue that has plagued Western Mass. for a generation. “One local employer told me, ‘I’m about half the size I could be, but I can’t find enough skilled workers,” said Kandilis, Working Cities Challenge director at the Economic Development Council (EDC) of Western Massachusetts. Furthermore, she noted, many of these jobs are blue-collar positions that don’t require a college degree, but the ...

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    23. Laid off from Berkshire Industries? Local companies want to hire you -- here's how to find them.

      Laid off from Berkshire Industries? Local companies want to hire you -- here's how to find them.

      Eight local precision manufacturers say they are looking to hire workers like those who lost their jobs when Berkshire Industries in Westfield shut down last week without warning. But people in Westfield City Hall and at the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc. don't know who all the 80 displaced workers are, and how those workers can be contacted.

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