1. Articles in category: Workforce

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    1. Springfield unemployment rate steady; jobs, labor force up

      Springfield unemployment rate steady; jobs, labor force up

      The city's unemployment rate crept downward in February by a tenth of a percentage point, to 6.6 percent, from 6.7 percent in January. The city's jobless rate was higher a year ago at this time: 7.3 percent. Local unemployment rates are not adjusted for seasonal changes in the economy. So a year-over-year number is a more accurate snapshot of the local jobs market. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development released updated figures Wednesday.

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    2. AIC hosts more than 100 employers for all-college career fair March 28

      AIC hosts more than 100 employers for all-college career fair March 28

      American International College expects more than 100 employers on campus at the the annual College Career Centers of Western Mass (CCCWM) Career Fair March 28 in the Henry A. Butova Gymnasium, 125 Cortland St. MGM Springfield will present a casino employment information session from 10-11:30 a.m. The job fair runs from from noon until 3 p.m. Employers are offering both jobs and internships.

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    3. Tech Foundry Offers Excel Skill Training to Regional Workforce

      Tech Foundry Offers Excel Skill Training to Regional Workforce

      Tech Foundry will offer a four-day Excel skill training the week of May 14-18 (every day but May 16) from 9 a.m. to noon at 1391 Main St., ninth floor, Springfield. Because its first Excel class offered to area companies and their employees was such a success, Tech Foundry is eager to meet the Excel needs of more area employers and their employees. Hundreds of workers in the Pioneer Valley alone use Excel on a daily basis, yet only a small fraction have the training and skill needed to maximize job success and productivity.

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    4. FutureWorks to host Six Flags recruiting event

      FutureWorks to host Six Flags recruiting event

      FutureWorks Career Center will hold a recruiting event for Six Flags New England on March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. Interested individuals need to apply online in advance of the special event. Job positions featured at the amusement park company include ride operators, game team members, and food services staff. The Agawam location has said it plans to hire 3,000 employees for its season this year which begins April 7. It held on-site job fairs last month for applicants 16 years and older for positions paying minimum wage or higher.

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    5. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy puts students on road to high-paying careers

      Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy puts students on road to high-paying careers

      Rafael Rivera, a sophomore at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, can see a clear path to a bright future from the seat of a virtual John Deere 310SL backhoe-bucket loader. Rivera, 16, is among 15 sophomores enrolled in the school's new construction and craft labor shop who can expect to land high-paying union jobs starting at $17.50 an hour in highway construction after graduation. The shop where they learn exists thanks to a $441,000 federal Pell grant that Putnam received to staff and outfit the 3,850-square-foot facility with the kind of equipment students will use ...

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    6. Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker proposes $610 million economic development bill, including...

      Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker proposes $610 million economic development bill, including...

      Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday filed a $610 million economic development bill. The bill includes a potpourri of initiatives meant to encourage local economic development projects, help coastal communities, and incentivize business hiring. The bill would also create a permanent sales tax holiday in Massachusetts. "This bill seeks to grow the economy for all regions of the Commonwealth by providing support for small businesses, continuing the successful MassWorks program for Massachusetts' downtowns and main streets, and purchasing more equipment to expand and improve workforce skills training," Baker said in a statement.

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    7. Baker, Neal, Boston Fed president headline Outlook gathering

      Baker, Neal, Boston Fed president headline Outlook gathering

      The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce expects 650 attendees at the MassMutual Center Friday to hear Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, and Gov. Charlie Baker offer their perspectives on the state of business in the commonwealth. The chamber's Outlook 2018 luncheon is sold out, the chamber said Wednesday. Rosengren's office said Wednesday that he will also meet Friday with Springfield Works, a Springfield workforce development plan funded through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Working Cities Challenge project.

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    8. Westfield schools, Holyoke CareerPoint partner to prep students for workforce

      Westfield schools, Holyoke CareerPoint partner to prep students for workforce

      The Westfield High School Career Center has partnered with CareerPoint to increase opportunities for students. "Our students will get a lot out of this," said Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski. CareerPoint, based in Holyoke, is a one-stop career center serving Westfield, Holyoke and surrounding communities. The nonprofit company collaborates with a range of area businesses and community organizations to assist employers and job seekers. A ribbon cutting celebrating the partnership and reopening of the school Career Center is planned for March 7.

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    9. Springfield Works gets state funding to expand programs to help job seekers

      Springfield Works gets state funding to expand programs to help job seekers

      Director Anne Shecrallah Kandilis said Springfield Works will also use the money to expand financial literacy programs aimed at easing the transition form public assistance to self-sufficiency in ways that keep folks from losing necessary services and benefits before they are really ready to go it alone. The state awarded $500,000, including $75,000 to Springfield Works, through the Urban Agenda Grant Program designed to promote economic development in Massachusetts through the building of community partnerships in addressing obstacles to employment

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    10. CareerPoint Announces Three Upcoming Events

      CareerPoint Announces Three Upcoming Events

      CareerPoint, the Holyoke-based one-stop career center, announced three events for the coming week. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting for the grand reopening of its College and Career Center at Westfield High School on Wednesday, March 7 at 9 a.m. Westfield Public Schools has engaged in a partnership with CareerPoint to coordinate the center’s activities. The focus of the center is to provide career and job services to students, and to help make connections for students between their academics and their future career options. Rosalin Acosta, state secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, and other state ...

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    11. Want to become a table dealer for MGM Springfield? These upcoming informational sessions are the first step

      Want to become a table dealer for MGM Springfield? These upcoming informational sessions are the first step

      MGM Springfield, which is constructing a $960 million resort casino, has announced a series of informational sessions in March, April and May for those who are interested in starting a career as a games table dealer. Representatives from MGM Springfield and the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) will review specifics on registration and enrollment for gaming classes at the new MCCTI Gaming School now open in downtown Springfield. Attendees will hear "what it takes to become a successful dealer, the skills required, opportunities available, and how the Gaming School can help," MGM Springfield said in announcing the sessions. Representatives ...

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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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