Second Set of City of Boston Job Fairs Open To All Residents, Starting January 23
Building on her commitment to bring City Hall out of City Hall and into each of Boston’s vibrant neighborhoods, today Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the City of Boston is holding a second set of virtual job fairs through the end of January for Boston residents to learn more about key employment opportunities with the City.
“This initiative has already connected hundreds of residents with City Hall,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “Connecting with residents directly is crucial to building an equitable and inclusive City workforce. I am grateful to our City departments for working quickly to engage residents and look forward to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity and expertise across our neighborhoods.”
"The City of Boston is a rich melting pot of various cultures and heritages, and it is critical to attract, hire and retain a workforce that is reflective of that diversity,” said Ceronne Daly, Managing Director of Office of Recruitment, Cultivation, & Diversity Programs for Boston Public Schools. “We stand united in joining the City of Boston Job Fair program as we support constituents to answer this call of duty to their fellow Bostonians - whether in the realm of arts and culture, education, transportation, or housing - to continue delivering uninterrupted vital services to our communities who need them the most."
The job fairs are open to all Boston residents with the goal of reaching as many residents of Boston that are currently seeking employment opportunities. This initiative will serve as an opportunity for individuals across each of our neighborhoods who may not have considered working for the City to gain a better understanding of what departments do and what roles are available.
Through the end of January, several departments will participate in one or multiple job fairs, including: Boston Public Schools (BPS), Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), Boston Fire Department, Office of Police Accountability & Transparency, Environment, Parks and Recreation, Age Strong, and Operations
The second round of Job Fairs are on the following dates with the corresponding departments:
- Sunday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.
- Monday, January 24, 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 25, 6:00 p.m
- Wednesday, January 26, 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, January 27, 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 29
- Monday, January 31, 5:30 p.m.
The first round of Job Fairs was held virtually on January 10 with the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), a key City department that builds and maintains the technology tools that improve residents’ experience and keep the City running. With over 600 individuals registering to attend, the DoIT Job Fair provided an opportunity for residents to learn more about City’s use of technology to deliver city services and get connected to employment opportunities.
In addition to participating in various job fairs, Boston Public Schools launched the BPS Community Recruitment and Hiring Campaign in November 2021. The campaign is a targeted community-focused recruitment and engagement effort that provides members of the community with information about and support to begin and complete the BPS hiring process. These sessions will be offered on evenings and Saturdays and are available to support multilingual individuals. Our goal through the campaign is to provide “one-stop” hiring support available to candidates at all phases of our hiring process.
If an individual is unable to attend the upcoming January job fairs virtually, please complete this form to schedule a conversation with a relevant department’s Human Resources (HR) representative.
For questions regarding participation in the various job fairs, your principal point of contact with the City will be:
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