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One-Stop Career Centers are the primary employment services provider for adults in Boston. They are also an entry point into skills training programs and a resource for those looking for training. Boston has two career centers - Boston Career Link and JVS CareerSolution – each of which provide information on job openings and workshops on job search strategies, writing a resume and cover letter, and how to conduct a successful job interview.
Career center staff provide specialized assistance and support for individuals who find it exceptionally difficult to find a job. Staff also work with businesses to assist them in finding qualified and skilled individuals for their workforce. The career centers sponsor job fairs, on-site recruitment, and targeted outreach activities for business customers.
For more information, contact Angela McCabe, Workforce Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-488-1355.
Last November, Preston Wigasi Brant, a recruiter for the Security Division of Delta Air Lines Global Services, faced the challenge of hiring 50 employees for Delta’s new security operation at Logan Airport by January. Based in Atlanta, Preston discovered Boston Career Link (BCL) in Roxbury through an online search. Delta is committed to hiring staff from the communities where the company operates and seeks out candidates who represent a variety of nontraditional backgrounds.
Preston contacted the career center and connected with the BCL Business Services team. Preston asked about the hiring market in Boston and the best ways to connect to job seekers. Given the labor market information available, the staff at BCL encouraged Preston to increase the proposed wages for Delta’s new hires based on the competition for security staff in the city. Preston took this information back to Delta’s corporate office and was able to increase the wage range by $3 per hour, settling on $15-$19 per hour plus benefits.
At this point, BCL Business Account Representative Svetla Georgieva took charge. She scheduled and coordinated recruiting events and found space for Delta to on-board new hires and train employees when space was not available at Logan Airport. From December to February, Preston was onsite at BCL nearly once per week. The partnership resulted in Delta hiring 51 job seekers from the career center. Now, Delta is expanding its security operations at Logan, working with BCL to hire 30 additional staff members.Read Less>