Part 1, from 1:00-2:30 is for high school juniors and seniors (see below)
Part 2, from 3-6 p.m. is a full-on job fair open to all adult job seekers throughout the region.
The Chamber of Central Mass South will partner with Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton to present a spring Job Fair at the school on Wednesday, April 25. Sponsored by some of the largest manufacturing employers in the region, Karl Storz Endovision of Charlton, Schott North America of Southbridge, and OFS of Sturbridge, the job fair will be held in two parts and both employers and local job seekers are invited.
Local businesses seeking to fill summer jobs, internships and full-time positions are encouraged to contact the Chamber to reserve a table. In its first year, the Job Fair will welcome up to 30 businesses to be represented on a first-come, first-served basis with the hope that this will be an annual event and expand over time.
"We canvassed our members on the merits of offering a job fair and the response was overwhelming," says Chamber Executive Director Alexandra McNitt, "there are many job opportunities locally across several types of businesses. We are excited to work with our partners in presenting this job fair and expect a great turn out."
Part one of the fair is scheduled from 1:00pm until 2:30pm. This portion of the fair will welcome Juniors and Seniors currently attending Bay Path RVTHS, Shepherd Hill Regional High School, and Southbridge High School. The second part, from 3:00 to 6:00pm, will be a full-on job fair open to all adult job seekers throughout the region. Concurrent with the job fair, two adjacent classrooms will offer resume building workshops and a panel discussion titled "Reality Check: What Employers Expect from Entry-Level Employees."
The job fair will be promoted with ads and inserts in a half-dozen local papers with a reach of over 40,000 homes locally and supported by posters in high-traffic business locations throughout the region. Area businesses wishing to participate can contact the Chamber of Central Mass South to receive an application for a table as well as a list of tips about what to bring and what to expect. Job seekers will be able to view a list of participating companies as they come on by visiting the home page of the Chamber website, www.cmschamber.org.
The cost for businesses to purchase a table at the spring fair is $50. There is no charge for current member businesses of the Chamber of Central Mass South. A terrific response is expected so if you are looking to hire, you are urged to call 508-347-2761 or email [email protected] to apply for a table today or request more information. The Job Fair is, of course, free to attend for job seekers. Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School is located at 57 Old Muggett Hill Road in Charlton, MA.