MassHire Springfield Career Center Celebrates Grand Opening
SPRINGFIELD — MassHire Springfield Career Center held a grand opening celebration at its new facility on Jan. 14. Located on the third floor of 95 Liberty St., the larger space better serves job seekers and business customers, due to more efficient flow of people through the space, improved meeting rooms, an upgraded computer lab, increased internet speed, and better wi-fi coverage.
Kevin Lynn, executive director of MassHire Springfield Career Center, said the new facility was well-received. “People were excited to the see our upgrades and their impact on our customers. The professional environment sends a positive message about our mission to develop our local workforce.”
About 125 people attended the event, which included guided tours of the 13,200-square-foot facility. The career center offers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of customers. People looking to advance their career can take advantage of job-search and computer-skills training workshops, and also learn about career-training programs. Businesses can post jobs at no cost as well as participate in various recruiting activities and programs.
MassHire Springfield Career Center serves 12,000 job seekers and more than 600 businesses annually. Opened as FutureWorks Career Center in 1996, a rebranding under the MassHire name took place in September 2018 as part of a statewide effort to unify the workforce-development system.