For Immediate Release - August 22, 2011

Secretary Goldstein to Meet with Job Seekers at Workforce Central Career Center in Worcester on Wednesday

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne F. Goldstein will visit Worcester's One Stop Career Center, Workforce Central, next Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m. to meet with jobseekers and Workforce Central staff. Workforce Central helps Central Mass jobseekers get back to work by offering extensive job search assistance, career counseling, coaching on job search skills and workshops on a variety of job search strategies.

The Secretary's visit comes on the heels of Worcester being ranked third for job growth in a recent Business Journal quarterly analysis of 100 metropolitan job market data. Worcester's job growth has been an impressive 4.3 percent over the past twelve months. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced last week that Massachusetts added 12,700 jobs in the month of June and the unemployment rate remains well below the national average at 7.6 percent.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Workforce Central Career Center, 44 Front Street, 6 th floor, Worcester
Joanne F. Goldstein, Massachusetts Secretary of Labor & Workforce
Jeffrey Turgeon, Executive Director, Central MA Workforce
Investment Board
Donald Anderson, Director, Workforce Central

WHAT: Meet with jobseekers and highlight the resources offered by Workforce