SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The city of Springfield launched its “Walk-in Wednesdays” career fair Wednesday morning at City Hall.

Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield, Human Resources and Labor Relations (HR) Director Attorney William Mahoney, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Judi Crowell were in attendance. This Wednesday, and every Wednesday during October, the City of Springfield’s human resources department will be available to discuss career opportunities in Springfield that best match the person’s qualifications and goals.

Assistant HR Director Caitlin Julius told 22News the city has struggled to bring in new employees, and this effort is a way of showing what the city has to offer, “We’re really trying to get out there and tell the residents and surrounding communities the types of positions that we have available, how to apply for them and that we’re looking to hire and we want you to apply, we want you to work with us. Like other jobs, we have been struggling to hire. We’re not seeing the applicants we used to see so we’re doing everything we can to get out there and spread the word.”

According to a news release, Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank HR and Labor Relations Director Attorney Bill Mahoney and his dedicated staff for putting together this unique and special hiring event to sit down with and discuss possible career opportunities with interested applicants.  This hiring event continues my administration’s efforts to address the hiring challenges that every sector and industry has been experiencing here in the city of Springfield.  Last year, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan and I in partnership with MassHire and Tri-State CDL Training Center utilized our local Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to help address the shortage of CDL drivers. Continuing with this proactive outreach to fill city jobs, every Wednesday during the month of October, our HR staff will sit down and go over with those interested in a career with the city of Springfield and review available open jobs and their qualifications and career goals to try and find a match.” 

There are positions open in just about every department from health and law to dispatch and administrative roles. The event will take place every Wednesday at Springfield City Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and no pre-registration is required, just come in with your resume.