Employers: Get Involved in PIC Programs

Every year the Boston Private Industry Council works with hundreds of businesses, large and small, helping them meet their workforce needs and providing Boston residents with access to career opportunities.

PIC programs are an excellent source for talented, motivated, and diverse employees. PIC staff make it easy for you and your company to participate.

Find out how to get involved in one or more of the following areas:

Help a young person explore a career:

Career exploration activities require only volunteer time and a desire to share your job responsibilities and career path. Your participation will introduce high school students to the work world and motivate career aspiration and effort in school. The PIC offers three programs that your business, or even an individual, can participate in to meet these needs: Job Shadow Day; Mock Interview; and Career Speakers.

Hire a high school student:

PIC career specialists work with high school students year-round to prepare them for paid employment. PIC staff identify students interests, develop job descriptions with employers, and facilitate the interview and matching process. PIC staff support students and their supervisors on the job. Get involved through School Year Internships or Summer Jobs program.

Hire a student, provide classroom space:

The Classroom at the Workplace program combines classroom time focused on improving students literacy and math skills with a summer or after school job. All classes are led by Boston Public School teachers and are geared either towards passing of the MCAS exam or college preparation. Get involved in the Classroom at the Workplace program.

Build your local workforce-Hire a BPS graduate attending a local college:

A PIC "college and career coach" supports recent high school graduates in their transition to a local college. These students have participated in PIC internship programs and are pursuing careers in healthcare, financial services, or life sciences. This is an ideal opportunity for employers to meet hiring, skill, and diversity needs. The PIC seeks employer partners who will provide part-time employment for these young people as they pursue their studies. Get involved in one of these college and career programs: Jobs in Health Care, Jobs in Financial Services, or Jobs in Biotechnology (CityLab Academy).

Hire adults through a career center:

Boston’s three one-stop career centers provide you with ready access to a range of services and resources designed to make the sourcing, recruitment and hiring of job ready, qualified talent a seamless and efficient process. Each career center has staff that specializes in the delivery of quality services to businesses and will work closely with you to understand and address your business needs. In addition to posting your positions, the centers can provide specialized, targeted recruitment events, job fairs and other customized events tailored to your specific requirements. They also have information on various government sponsored tax credit programs and workforce development grant opportunities for businesses. Contact Boston Career Link (617-536-1888), JobNet (617-338-0809) or The Work Place (617-737-0093) or visit their websites to find out how Boston’s One Stop Career Centers can address your staffing needs today.