5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - May 26

 by Tom MarinoMay 26, 2022

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition - Thursday, May 26 - find Memorial Day ceremonies in Worcester, WRTA announces closures on Memorial Day, MassHire is hosting a job fair at the DCU Center, Auburn is hiring a 911 communications director and enter to win a pair of Ray-Bans by taking a five-minute survey for the Worcester Arts Council.

Memorial Day Ceremonies in Worcester

There are four ceremonies commemorating Memorial Day in Worcester this weekend.

  • Water Ceremony - Elm Park, Sunday, May 29, 1 PM.
  • Memorial Day Observance Remembrance Ceremony - Hope Cemetery, Monday, May 30, 9 AM.
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony - Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Green Hill Park, Monday, May 30, 11 AM.
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony, Korean War Memorial, 52 Foster Street, Monday, May 30, 1 PM.

WRTA Closures on Memorial Day

The WRTA will provide no fixed route bus or para-transit service on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

All administrative offices and the customer service center at 60 Foster Street are closed.

MassHire Hosting Job Fair Next Month at DCU Center

The MassHire Central Job Fair  will take place at the DCU Center on Tuesday, June 7 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The event is free to all jobseekers and no pre-registration is required. For a fast check-in, you can set up a MassHire account here.

The fair will feature over 100 employers, including those listed below: 

  • Amazon
  • Applied Behavior Institute
  • Center for Living and Working
  • Charter Communications (Spectrum)
  • Chick fil-A
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Community Healthlink
  • Country Bank
  • DHL
  • Digital Federal Credit Union
  • Eaton Corporation/Wright Line
  • Emerson Hospital
  • Henke Sass Wolf of America
  • HMEA
  • IPG Photonics
  • Kraft Group LLC
  • MAPFRE Insurance
  • NFI Massachusetts
  • Open Sky Community Services
  • PalAmerican Security
  • Reliant Medical Group
  • Riverside Community Care
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Teknor Apex Company
  • Town of Southbridge
  • UMASS
  • United States Postal Service
  • Worcester Red Sox
  • YMCA
  • YWCA

Auburn Hiring 911 Communications Director

Emergency Communication Center is looking for a
Director of Communications.

The director is the head of the division and reports directly to both the Police and Fire Chief. The Director is responsible for overseeing daily operations including budgeting and personnel matters as well as establishing and communicating the vision of the Center.

The listed salary for the position is $79, 133.

Interested candidates for the position should submit cover letter and
resume to the Town Managers Office,C/OJulie Jacobson,102 Central Street, Auburn,MA 01501 or e-mail the cover letter and resume to the Town Managers Office at [email protected]

The deadline to apply is Friday, June 17, at noon.

Take the Worcester Arts Council Survey, Enter to Win Ray Ban Sunglasses

The Worcester Arts Council is seeking community input on arts and culture in Worcester through its 2022 Funding Priorities Survey.

The online survey is open now through Aug. 8, 2022, and can be completed here.

Responses to the survey will help determine WAC’s funding priorities for its 2023 grant cycle, which opens in September 2022.

Those who complete the survey also have a chance to win a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses of their choice, worth up to $300. WAC is offering the raffle prize to encourage survey participation.

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