State Representative Carlos Henriquez
Contact: Danielson Tavares
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For Immediate Release
Representative Carlos Henriquez, Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson to host Governor Deval Patrick and MassDOT/MBTA at Kroc Community Center.
April 26th 2012
In an effort to increase business and employment opportunities in the Dorchester/Roxbury area, Representatives Carlos Henriquez and Martin Walsh along with Councilor Tito Jackson will be hosting Governor Deval Patrick and the MBTA/MassDOT, along with the Building and Construction Trades at a business and job information fair at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. The event will take place at the Kroc Community Center on Friday, April 27th.
The purpose of this event is to inform local businesses, prospective vendors and potential applicants of possible business and employment opportunities with MassDOT and the MBTA. Representative Henriquez stated, “we are looking at all options that provide opportunities to our residents around job training and securing gainful employment.”
Unlike a traditional fair, the Business and Career Development Information Fair will feature workshops on topics such as resume writing and interviewing skills, information on how businesses can access opportunities with the MBTA and MassDOT, as well as other helpful workshops.
“Rather than a job fair, this is a career fair. The objective is to encourage people to explore new opportunities and learn the skills needed to support themselves and their families”, said Boston City Councillor Tito Jackson.
The event is scheduled from 9am-4pm with remarks from elected officials including Governor Deval Patrick at 12pm. The day will feature seminars and workshops for two categories. The first is for cover letter and resume writing skills, interview training, and a jobs workshop that gives attendees an understanding of the application process, to make the process more accessible, and encourage attendees to apply for future vacancies.
The other category relates to doing business with MassDOT and the MBTA. Specifically, workshops will provide business owners with an overview of business opportunities, and the steps required to become eligible vendors and to bid on contracts. The workshops are geared toward minority-owned, women-owned, and small-business enterprises. “I want to congratulate Representative Henriquez and Councilor Jackson on their efforts to organize this much-needed job fair to bring opportunity into the community,” stated Representative Martin Walsh. The event will take place on Friday April 27th. The Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center is located at 650 Dudley Street, Boston. For more information please call the Kroc Center at 617-318-6900.
Representative Carlos Henriquez
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