Over the weekend, Boston area job seekers showed up in record-breaking numbers to Seaport on Saturday, September 9, 2023, to attend a mobile career event hosted by Insight Global. The career fair is part of a mobile event series, the Be the Light Tour, which aims to empower and serve communities by providing direct access to job-readiness resources and career-building strategies.
Job Readiness Resources, Free of Charge
All services offered during the Be the Light Tour career events are free of charge, including:
- One on one consultations with Insight Global hiring experts to build a career path around one’s goals
- Career-readiness workshops on resume writing, technology, interview skills, and job hunting
- Headshot studio complete with a wardrobe stylist, hair and makeup touch ups, and a professional photographer
- Help creating a LinkedIn profile
- Career networking opportunities with local companies
- Childcare services
All Be the Light Tour events include experts, technology and tools that will help people look for jobs or think about a career change. Whether it’s needing more access to resources, technology or even the childcare that a job search often requires, Insight Global is working to remove these barriers and meet people where they are to enable a better future for them.
Everyone Is Welcome
The Be The Light tour is open to anyone looking to better their job or career. In particular, first-generation college grads, unhoused individuals, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA, justice impacted, single-income families, veterans, AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander), BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and young adults. Throughout the country, many communities face challenges when it comes to entering the workforce or career betterment—from social and economic inequality to disenfranchisement. Insight Global is on a mission to change that, and in turn, change lives.
“We’re committed to inspiring and empowering job-seekers with the skills they need to create a brighter and better future,” said Bert Bean, CEO of Insight Global on why the staffing industry leader created this event.
Rashad Cope, the Chief of Worker Empowerment from the Mayor’s office (and a Boston native) was in awe of the event and said he has never seen anything like it, sharing that “to have all of these resources in one place and so readily available is something people have needed and can benefit from – this makes it easy to navigate.”
This is the first time Insight Global has brought its mobile career event to the Boston area.
The impact that jobseekers felt after the event was evident.
Connecting Job Seekers with Local Opportunities
A highlight of attending a Be the Light Tour event is the opportunity to connect with local employers and community partners. Our Boston event was pleased to host local onsite corporate, hiring, and community partners including:
- Floor & Décor
- Westborough Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
- State of MA
- Clean Harbors
- Northwestern Mutual
- Integra LifeSciences
- Evolv Technology
- Rosie’s Place
- Boston Medical Center
- Alamo Drafthouse
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Dress for Success
- Best Buddies
- Per Scholas
- Fair Employment Project
“”Whether you’re looking for a job or simply want to get ready for your next career move, we are thrilled to bring this transformative experience to communities to inspire and encourage people to pursue what is possible.”” – Bert Bean, CEO, Insight Global
The Be the Light Tour is just one way Insight Global provides hope to people through the dignity of work.
Insight Global’s goal is to positively impact 5,000 job-seekers by the end of this year, and 15,000 job-seekers by 2025, creating economic sustainability, bridging the gap by breaking generational poverty and providing equal access and opportunity for all. To learn more about the Be the Light Tour and register for a future event, visit our Be the Light Tour page.
Learn more about how Insight Global brings light to the world around us in our ESG Impact Report.