TAUNTON — A job fair isn’t aloof for bodies who are out of work.
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It can additionally action application alternatives and new career paths, said Dick Shafer, administrator of Taunton Application Assignment Force.
“You’re able to see a cardinal of types of assignment accessible in our area, whether it’s bloom care, accomplishment or appointment work,” he said. “And for the employer it connects them to a array of candidates with altered backgrounds.”
Shafer, who retired in 2013 as Taunton’s bread-and-butter development director, has for years been active in acclimation and planning the anniversary Southeastern Massachusetts Bounded Job and Career Fair.
This year’s fair is appointed for Wednesday, April 4, at Taunton Holiday Inn in the Myles Standish Automated Park.
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Hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. with the aboriginal bisected hour aloof for aggressive veterans and their families. Non-veterans will be able to annals and access the appointment allowance starting at 2:30 p.m.
Shafer said amid 20 and 30 companies, businesses and agencies should be on duke that day.
He addendum that in contempo years there’s been a trend of added and added companies hiring and allotment application agencies to angle in on their behalf.
The acumen for that, Shafer said, is that added and added businesses nowadays are aggravating to trim costs and “run added lean.”
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Although the unemployment amount is clearly lower now compared to the post-recession years, Shafer said he’s acquisitive he’ll see as abounding as 200 to 300 job candidates appearance up and register.
Some of them, he said, will be bodies attractive for a distinct full-time job to alter assorted part-time jobs, and others will be individuals who are annoyed with their accepted application situation.
Shafer, who additionally is a activity administrator for Taunton Development Corporation — the non-profit accumulation that promotes and develops the city’s automated parks— said 200 bodies abounding aftermost year’s job fair.
He acknowledges that some companies and businesses nowadays alone recruit and acquire resumes online.
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But Shafer said a job fair can and does accommodate candidates with a added array of assignment opportunities aural a business or agency.
This will be the 29th year that the Taunton-based, bounded job and career fair has been held.
It began in 1989, one year afterwards the accumulation by Mayor Dick Johnson of what initially was alleged Assignment Force Versus Unemployment.
Shafer said the name reflected the affair over the actuality that Parker Brothers, which at the time active hundreds of people, absitively to leave the automated esplanade for Mexico, area it would abide to accomplish Atari artificial cartridges.
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