Citywide Job Fair Expected to Attract 60 Employers
August 15, 2018
Mayor Brian Arrigo has coordinated with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development Rapid Response team to present a city-wide Job Fair, which will be held August 22 in conjunction with a Job Fair organized for the benefit of employees displaced by the closure of the Necco plant last month.
The Job Fair will open to the public from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rumney Marsh Academy, 140 American Legion Highway.
"We got a great response from the business community after Necco was shut down," said Mayor Arrigo. "We immediately turned our efforts toward helping those who lost their jobs, and as employers started to contact the Mayor's office hoping to connect with the displaced employees, it became apparent that there would be quite a few employers looking to hire workers."
Arrigo, who joined US Senator Ed Markey at the Necco plant to support workers arriving to collect their final paychecks, organized an Information Resources Session at Revere City Hall on July 30. Attorney General Maura Healy attended and pledged the support of her office to assist the Necco workers.
"It was such a strong turnout at our Information Session, and we heard from about 80 employers," said Mayor Arrigo. "When the state's Rapid Response Team began to coordinate with us for a full-fledged Job Fair this month aimed at Necco workers, it seemed to make even more sense to open it up to the public. Despite the low unemployment rate in the state, there are plenty of people looking for jobs, or looking to move into better jobs."
Between 50 and 60 employers in fields ranging from food production, manufacturing, transportation, health care, airport screeners, maintenance, bank tellers, customer service, and more. For further information contact Mayor Arrigo's office at 781 286 8111 or Chuck Bennett, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rapid Response Team at 617 661-7867 Ext. 246.