AMR ramps up hiring efforts with Greenfield job fair

  • Families enjoyed a cookout, face painting, balloon animals and a “touch-a-truck” event during AMR’s first-ever Job Fair and Family Fun Day on Court Square in Greenfield on Sunday. Contributed photo

Staff Report
Published: 8/10/2021 3:43:01 PM

GREENFIELD — American Medical Response (AMR) held its first-ever Job Fair and Family Fun Day on Court Square on Sunday as it ramps up its hiring efforts to help Western Massachusetts job seekers pursue careers in emergency medical services.

The event provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about careers with AMR, including job openings for EMTs and paramedics. Families enjoyed a cookout, face painting, balloon animals and a “touch-a-truck” event with AMR personnel, comfort dog Freddie, and members of the Greenfield Police and Fire departments.

“A huge thank you to AMR, the Greenfield Fire Department and Greenfield Police Department for making this event such a great success,” Mayor Roxann Wedegartner said in an AMR press release. “It was wonderful seeing so many participants at this event, utilizing Court Square, and in downtown Greenfield on Sunday.”

“We are hiring EMT basic, paramedic basic and CCT paramedics in Greenfield, as well as dispatchers in Springfield,” said Patrick Pickering, AMR’s Northeast regional director. “We are also proud to announce new competitive pay rates for these roles. These are rewarding careers that make a difference in the lives of others, not to mention they offer competitive benefits, opportunities for career advancement and flexible scheduling. It is a great opportunity for anyone looking to begin a career in EMS.”

According to the release, new paramedics and EMTs will join the almost 400 full-time and part-time employees at AMR providing 911 emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Greenfield, Springfield and the surrounding regions, as well as interfacility medical transportation services for Baystate Health.

AMR is also home to the “Earn While You Learn Program.” Designed to ease the transition for those wanting to become EMS professionals, participants are hired as employees and compensated while attending the EMT-Basic certification course, the release explains. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining their state certification, participants are promoted to EMT-B, with a commensurate pay increase.

Candidates interested in available positions can learn more and apply online at Likewise, candidates who are interested in the Earn While You Learn Program can apply online.


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