By The Asian American Civic Association
The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) will host a Multi-Industry Job Fair on Monday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by the DoubleTree Hotel, 821 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. The Multi-Industry Job Fair will connect job seekers with industry leaders that have confirmed job openings. This initiative ties in with AACA’s mission; namely to help its clients to reach financial self-sufficiency through a continuum of services including job training programs, job readiness and job search assistance.
The list of employers represented is 26-strong, including companies from an incredible variety of industries, such as banking, health care, property management and retail. On offer are jobs for attendees with all skill sets and levels of experience, such as maintenance engineer, cashier, groundskeeper or customer service representative, with more unique openings for those with skills such as special language speakers or programming experts.
“Our employer partners have great opportunities for all levels of job seekers,” said AACA employment specialist Cyndy Chapin-Levesque. “We are working with employers that have a great track record of providing quality jobs, and these are companies with established career ladders.” Furthermore, despite AACA’s focus on the immigrant community, attendees with all backgrounds are welcome. (As of 2013, AACA’s client list includes people from more than 80 countries all over the globe – and a significant proportion of them are native Bostonians.)
As to why Home Depot was attending the job fair, Bob Lundy, regional manager said, “In 2012, based upon the results of a comprehensive business review, we identified two critical business needs for our metro area stores: work force growth/development and bilingual language skills. Specifically, we sought out an agency that had an established Trades Skills training program that could also offer the diversity and bilingual language skills needed to meet the changing demographics of metro Boston. We were very fortunate to meet both requirements through one organization, the Asian American Civic Association, Boston. Their well-established skills training programs combined with their outstanding efforts at providing employment training and placement to all members of the Boston immigrant community more than met our needs. Our continuing partnership remains a ‘win-win’ for The Home Depot and the AACA.”
AACA has a close relationship with all of the employers represented, which is great news for job-seekers. “People will often go to a job fair and collect some business cards, but after the job fair they might find it hard to get their new contacts to respond.” said AACA employment center coordinator Oscar Wong. “Because we have a relationship with these employers, we can advise our attendees on the best way to contact them, or even follow up on their behalf.”
The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on AACA’s website at http://aaca-boston.org/jobfair.
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