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City of Boston holding virtual job fairs for residents throughout January

The City of Boston is holding various job fairs for residents to learn more about the work of City departments and apply to open roles across City departments.

Building on her commitment to bring City Hall out of City Hall and into each of Boston’s vibrant neighborhoods, today Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the City of Boston is holding various virtual job fairs throughout January for Boston residents to learn more about employment opportunities with the City.


The first set of job fairs will start on Monday, January 10th at 5:30 p.m. with the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), a key City department that builds and maintains the technology tools that improve residents’ experience and keep the City running.

“As we take on our biggest challenges, there are many critical positions that we need to fill in city government,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “Our goal is to connect directly with community for job fairs to make sure the City’s workforce represents all of Boston’s diversity, reflects the expertise in our communities, and moves with urgency to deliver for our families across our neighborhoods.”

“Getting dedicated, talented people to come be part of our workforce is one of the most important things we as City leadership can do,” said Alex Lawrence, Interim Chief Information Officer. “I am thrilled we are launching these job fairs, and that the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) will be piloting this program. We have so many critical roles open right now across the city-- especially in IT as technology continues to be an increasingly critical component of how we deliver services to our workforce and residents.  For those who want to make a difference by serving Boston residents, I personally believe there is no better way to do that more directly than coming to work for the City.”

The job fairs are open to all Boston residents with the goal of reaching as many residents of Boston that are currently seeking employment opportunities. This initiative will serve as an opportunity for individuals across each of our neighborhoods who may not have considered working for the City to gain a better understanding of what departments do and what roles are available.

Several departments will participate in one or multiple job fairs, including: Boston Public Schools, Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), Boston Fire Department, Office of Police Accountability & Transparency, Environment, Parks and Recreation, Age Strong, SPARK Boston, Operations, and Inspectional Services Department.

The first round of Job Fairs in January will be held virtually through Zoom sessions in order to prioritize accessibility and participation. If an individual is unable to attend virtually, please complete this form to schedule a conversation with a relevant department’s Human Resources (HR) representative.

If you are interested in DoIT’s January 10 Virtual Job Fair, please register here. Following registration, The Mayor’s Office will reach out to you to verify confirmation and provide additional information about the DoIT Job Fair.

To register for future Job Fairs with participating departments and any questions regarding participation in this initiative, your principal point of contact with the City will be:

NAME: John Paul Gervais


NUMBER: 671-635-5795

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