MASSHIRE MERRIMACK VALLEY CAREER CENTER BUSINESS SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE in Lawrence, Massachusetts
This is a hybrid position. ( Part time in the office and part time working remotely ) Must have a suitable work at home environment to qualify. The Business Services Representative (BSR) is the primary point of contact and the local subject matter expert for businesses within their assigned Industry Sector Team (IST). The BSR will market and promote the services of the MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center and MassBizWorks to employers and other interested parties in the Workforce Development Area; develop and implement promotional programs; conduct assessments of businesses to identify workforce development needs; gather and disseminate labor market information related to their assigned industry(s); provide technical assistance concerning recruitment of Career Center clients; establish and maintain working relationships with employers; plan and organize job fairs, recruitments and Employer Informational Sessions; establish and maintain a data bank of information on local employers; assist Career Center staff by soliciting employment opportunities for specific clients and perform related duties as required. The BSR will cultivate lasting and strong relationships with Employers within the MassHire Merrimack Valley service area. DUTIES: Work with local businesses to develop Apprenticeship and On-The-Job training opportunities to assist them with their workforce needs. Create, develop and facilitate presentations to large groups of employers and job seekers to promote career center services and coordinate and facilitate focus groups. Implements programs designed to promote the services of the Career Center through the use of local print and electronic media to inform the public and employers of available agency services and programs. Provides technical assistance and act as a problem-solving liaison for employers with unfilled employment opportunities by suggesting solutions such as restructuring job requirements, positive recruitment, inter-area recruitment etc. to better utilize career center resources. Actively participates in Career Center teams to improve quality of services to employers and job seekers. Contribute suggestions and ideas that create and promote a positive work culture. Conducts group presentation (in and out of the office) to explain Career Center programs and services to employers, community organizations, job seekers, and the general public and to assist them in using such programs and services. Participates in staff development and cross training opportunities that expand and support functional skills and promote professional growth. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have (A) at least three (3) years of full time or equivalent part-time professional or paraprofessional experience in business, marketing, recruitment, employment or educational counseling or a related field, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. An Associate\'s degree or higher in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver\'s license at a class level specific to assignment. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days This is a partial job description. Please contact our recruiter for more details.