MassHire Berkshire Career Center, in collaboration with, Elder Services of Berkshire County Inc. and Age Friendly Berkshires are hosting their second annual 50 Plus Job Fair. The companies / organizations joining us are age friendly or thinking about developing a multi-generational workforce and will meet job seekers to discuss their employment opportunities. The targeted job seekers who are looking for full time or part time work will be able to use their age and experience to their advantage.
MassHire will offer special events in honor of older workers during the month of September for National Employ Older Workers Week (last full week of September). All workshops and events are free of charge and held at the Career Center located at 160 North Street, 3rd Floor, in Pittsfield.
- Monday, September 16th @ 1pm
Job Club – Topic: 50 Plus Job Fair Tips
- Tuesday, September 17th @ 1pm
Resume Tips for 50 Plus
- Wednesday, September 18th @ 10am
Interview Tips for 50 Plus
According to MassHire Berkshire Career Center’s database, between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, 63% of job seekers coming through the Career Center were 46 years of age or older. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics states Berkshire County, MA unemployment rate is at 3.50%, compared to 3.60% last month and 4.10% last year. This shows that there are many potential 50 Plus employees seeking full or part time employment that we can connect to businesses with job openings!
For a complete list of participating businesses / organization, frequently visit www.MassHireBerkshirecc.com. Job seekers may register in advance online or by calling 413.499.2220 ext. 110. Age friendly employers may reserve a table on the MassHire website, space is limited!