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Devens Workshop to Focus on Hiring, Retention

March 23, 2019

DEVENS -- The MassHire North Central Career Center, Harvard Business School and Breakthrough Champion will partner to host the inaugural MassHire North Central Hiring & Retention Workshop on April 9 at Devens Common Center.

Given the struggle that many organizations are facing to hire and retain talent in today’s tight labor market, The MassHire North Central Career Center decided to create a four-hour workshop designed to help companies reach their retention goals. The half-day conference for businesses will feature two keynote speakers who combine the knowledge of a Harvard Business School professor along with a well-established expert on retention strategies to give focused expertise and solid research that can positively impact retention and hiring for local companies.

The $50 per-person fee includes a light lunch and information on related state and federal programs. Registration is required by April 5. For more information, please contact Scott Percifull at 978-534-1481 x209; spercifull@masshirenorthcentralcc.com .

Fitchburg city budget plan moving ahead

FITCHBURG -- The city’s fiscal 2020 budget is expected to be approved in June.

A schedule to review the budget was announced Thursday by the City Council.

Mayor Stephen DiNatale’s deadline to submit his draft of the budget is May 15.

Later, he and the finance team will present the budget to the City Council at its May 28 at Memorial Middle School. The meeting will include a public forum and opportunity for public comment.

Proposed budget cuts from the council are due to the City Clerk by May 30.

The whole council will then meet on June 6 to discuss and vote on its recommendations for the budget. A special meeting will follow for a final vote on Fiscal 2020 budget orders.

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