Business Briefs: Oct. 23, 2020

Published: 10/22/2020 2:55:33 PM
Virtual Job Fair to start Monday

GREENFIELD — The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center is holding a Virtual Job Fair from Monday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m.

According to a MassHire newsletter, some of the jobs available include: CNC machine operator, cost accountant, dispatcher, EMT, financial analyst, food service assistant, garden center supervisor, nurse, manufacturing engineer, package handler, paramedic, personal vehicle driver, recovery coach, school van driver, utility worker and water treatment operator.

For more information or to join this virtual event, visit masshirefhcareers.org.

Additionally, training opportunities may be available for qualified candidates. Contact Andrew Baker at 413-376-5459 or andrewbaker@masshirefhwb.org to learn about foundational and advanced manufacturing training; and contact Cindy Ray at 413-774-4361, ext 332 or cynthiaray@masshirefhcareers.org for more information about certified nursing assistant (CNA) or other training opportunities.

Mass Audubon names new director of Western Mass. sanctuaries

Becky Cushing-Gop has been named the new director of Mass Audubon’s Western Massachusetts wildlife sanctuaries.

A Mass Audubon press release states Cushing-Gop has spent six years managing the conservation nonprofit’s sanctuaries in the Berkshires — Canoe Meadows in Pittsfield, Pleasant Valley in Lenox, Lime Kiln Farm in Sheffield and, more recently, Tracy Brook in Richmond.

As director of the Western Massachusetts wildlife sanctuaries, she will now oversee Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton, Conway Hills in Conway, Graves Farm in Williamsburg, High Ledges in Shelburne, Laughing Brook in Hampden, Lynes Woods in Westhampton, Poor Farm Hill in New Salem, Richardson Brook in Tolland, Road’s End in Worthington and West Mountain in Plainfield.

The release states Cushing-Gop will also work closely with Jonah Keane, who, as director of the Connecticut River Valley sanctuaries, will share with her his knowledge of those properties and the communities they serve.

Cushing-Gop holds an master’s degree from the University of Vermont’s field naturalist program and a bachelor’s degree in conservation biology from Middlebury College, according to the release. She is also a graduate of NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School) and SEA (the Sea Education Association).




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