Economic Development Partners Spotlight:
Career Center of Lowell
Lowell's economic success depends on strong partnerships. The City of Lowell's Economic Development Office is fortunate to work with some great local and regional organizations. Together we offer a wide variety of services and assistance to Lowell businesses.
Could you talk a bit about your organization and the resources it provides to local businesses?
The Career Center of Lowell serves the communities of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewskbury, Tyngsborough and Westford. The mission of the Career Center is to work closely with the business community to identify and meet their employment needs and to provide job seekers with a wide range of job search and training services. At the Career Center, we connect companies that are looking to fill job positions with qualified job-seekers. Businesses can use our job board at no cost to advertise open positions. We hold job fairs twice a year, one in August and one in November. The Center can walk businesses through every step of the process, helping to create job descriptions and choosing a salary based on local wages. We have a database of resumes that businesses can use to contact individuals who have the skills and experience they are looking for in job candidates.
How long have you worked at the Career Center?
Fourteen years. I've been the Executive Director for just over a year.
What business sectors do you work most closely with?
The services of the Career Center of Lowell are available to both business and job seekers. We most often work with manufacturing and healthcare sectors, along with retail, professional services, and education.
At what stage of business do your services come into play?
We work with many companies who are looking to grow and are developing new positions to fill. Many of them are new to the area. Smaller businesses that do not have dedicated HR departments often come to us for assistance during the recruitment process.
What is your main goal in helping the Lowell business community?
Myself and staff make sure that the workforce is educated and trained to fit the needs of employers.
Our staff is committed to providing you with high quality, individualized service which is tailored to your needs.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love that every day is different. There is always something going on and I'm constantly on my toes. I also really enjoy improving efficiency in what we do and seeing the positive impact firsthand.