Jobs in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

The hometown of such greats as Johnny Appleseed, Dr. Seuss, and Timothy Leary, Springfield is best known for its rich history, basketball, colleges and universities, and a prominent nightlife scene. It is the third-largest city in Massachusetts and fourth-largest in New England, located on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River.

Top three industry leaders in Springfield in terms of the number of workers are Trade and Transportation, Education and Health Services, and Manufacturing, followed closely by Tourism and Hospitality and Government. Major economy contributors based in Springfield include MassMutual Financial Group, Smith & Wesson, Merriam Webster, American Hockey League, the NHL’s minor league, Peter Pan Bus, and Big Y Supermarkets, among others.

Trade & Transportation

Springfield is frequently referred to as the “Crossroads of New England” due to its role as an important shipping nexus from New York City, Boston, Montreal and the Great Lakes. Springfield’s location on the Connecticut River makes it a major trade center, served by a large number of rail lines and highways.

Major employers are Springfield’s Amtrak station, Peter Pan Bus, Greyhound Bus, the PVTA, Westover Metropolitan Airport, located 5 miles from downtown Springfield, and Bradley International Airport, located 12 miles south of the city centre.

Employment opportunities include passenger engineer trainee, assistant passenger conductor trainee, electrician, diesel bus mechanic, cargo handler, and dock worker.

Education & Healthcare Sector

Major education and healthcare employers in Springfield are Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Springfield College, and American International College. Baystate is the largest employer and healthcare provider in Western Massachusetts and third largest employer in Massachusetts. It operates 4 hospitals, more than 80 medical practices, and 25 reference laboratories, and employs 12,000 people including 1,600 physicians.

Current job opportunities include strategic grant writer, maintenance and control room operator, materials technician, clinical educator, lab assistant, patient service representative, medical assistant, dietician, development assistant, advancement services manager, and administrative support assistant.

Manufacturing

Largest manufacturers in Springfield are firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson, meat-processing company Carando Foods, hair product manufacturer Breck Shampoo, plastic packaging trays, clamshells and blisters manufacturer Placon, and sporting goods company Spalding.

Job openings at Smith & Wesson include furnace operator trainee, heat treat team member, engineering project manager, manufacturing engineer, customer service representative, compensation analyst, digital marketing specialist, and district sales manager, while Placon is now looking for packaging technicians and injection molding operating technicians.