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MassHire Career Centers Hosting Statewide Virtual Job Fair

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Massachusetts employers say enhanced unemployment benefits that will end next month have been an impediment to filling open positions.

Jobless workers will soon lose federal benefits

Pandemic-related unemployment benefits are set to expire in just a few weeks for hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents.

The state is stepping up efforts to help an estimated 300,000 people find jobs.

Part of that effort is a week-long virtual job fair hosted by the MassHire Career Centers.

Expected to be the largest job fair in state history, over a thousand businesses have registered for the event. It began today and continues through Friday. Hours each day are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Kevin Lynn, Executive Director of the MassHire Springfield Career Center.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.