For Immediate Release - February 03, 2011

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers Offer Social Networking Workshops to Help Job Seekers Utilize State-of-the-Art Job Searching Techniques

BOSTON - February 3, 2011 - Continuing the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to job creation in every corner of the Commonwealth, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development today announced that many of the One-Stop Career Centers are now offering social networking workshops. These workshops provide job seekers with training in internet technologies that many employers are now using to not only hire, but also run their businesses.

A new study recently released by UMASS Dartmouth's Center for Marketing Research shows that top companies nationwide are relying on social networking sites like LinkedIn and Twitter as a marketing tool. These companies are not only searching for their next employees on these sites, but are expecting them to jump right into the social networking world once hired.

"It is becoming clear that understanding online networking tools is critical in order to get ahead and successfully find your next job," said Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Joanne F. Goldstein. "While these tools allow job seekers to readily connect with a large number of potential employers, navigating these ever evolving sites is not always easy!"

Massachusetts' 37 One-Stop Career Centers serve as an essential resource for those looking for a job, and many of them offer a vast number of workshops to help conduct effective online job searches in today's world. These classes are free, open to the public and conveniently located throughout the state.

These classes fill up quickly, registration is required and space is limited. Please call the phone numbers listed below to sign-up for a workshop in your area. Or, please visit www.mass.gov/careercenters to find the career center nearest you.

Greater Boston

LinkedIn
Career Source
186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
Monday, February 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
617-661-7867

LinkedIn
Employment and Training Resources
275 Prospect Street, Norwood
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
781-769-4120

LinkedIn
Employment and Training Resources
449 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
617-769-4120

Linked In
JobNet
210 South Street, 1st Floor, Boston
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
617-338-0809

Online Networking and LinkedIn
The Work Place
29 Winter Street, 4th floor, Boston
Monday, February 28, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
617-737- 0093

LinkedIn
Employment and Training Resources
201 Boston Post Road West, Suite 200, Marlborough
Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
508-786-0928

Northeastern Massachusetts

LinkedIn
Career Center of Lowell
107 Merrimack Street, Lowell
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
978-805-4915

LinkedIn
North Shore Career Center of Salem
70 Washington Street, Salem
Friday, February 18, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
978-825-7200

LinkedIn, Social Networking
North Shore Career Center of Lynn
181 Union Street, Lynn
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
781-593-0585

LinkedIn
North Shore Career Center of Salem
70 Washington Street, Salem
Friday, March 4, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
978-825-7200

Southeastern Massachusetts

Veteran's LinkedIn
Plymouth Career Center
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 200, Plymouth
Monday, February 7, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
508-732-5325

How to Market Your Professional Image and Build an Online Presence
Taunton Career Center
72 School Street, Taunton
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
508-977-1400

Intro to LinkedIn
Plymouth Career Center
36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 200, Plymouth
Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:30 a.m.
508-732-5325

Intro to LinkedIn
Quincy Career Center
152 Parkingway, Quincy
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
617-745-4000

Intro to LinkedIn
Quincy Career Center
152 Parkingway, Quincy
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:00p.m.
617-745-4000

Intro to Social Networking
Career Opportunities Hyannis
372 North Street, Hyannis
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
508-771-5627

Central Massachusetts

LinkedIn, Twitter, and More
Workforce Central Career Center
425 Fortune Blvd., Suite 201, Milford
Friday, February 11, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
508-478-4300

Intro to LinkedIn
Workforce Central Career Center
44 Front Street - 6th Floor, Worcester
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Western Massachusetts

Social Media Bootcamp
FutureWorks
1 Federal Street Building, 103-3, Springfield
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
413-858-2800

This is only a snapshot of the resources Massachusetts' 37 one-stop career centers offer.
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