In today's economy and labor market, it's tough to get a job. Give yourself a competitive advantage by using your local One-Stop Career Center. Over 97,000 job seekers obtained employment after receiving services at a Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center last year.

Sign up for a Career Center Seminar to learn about the wide variety of Career Center services to help you with your job search, such as:

  • Workshops on job search techniques including interviewing, networking, and resume writing
  • Access to up-to-date local, statewide and national job listings
  • Resources to help you find the right training opportunities
  • Tools to help you conduct an effective job search
  • Career planning assistance and data on in-demand and fastest growing occupations and requirements
  • Access to resource room services including computers, newspapers, professional journals, business directories, fax machines and copiers, publications on job search activities and careers
  • Opportunities to meet potential employers and network with other job seekers

Additionally, you'll also learn about how unemployment benefits work, as well as your rights and responsibilities. If you are unemployed and need training to help you get re-employed, we strongly urge you to attend the Career Center Seminar to learn about the requirements necessary to extend your unemployment benefits during training.

The Career Center Seminar is open to job seekers and employers - you can attend the Career Center Seminar at any of the One-Stop Career Centers across the state. Job seekers do not have to be unemployed to use Career Center services.

If you are interested in attending, be sure to schedule your Career Center Seminar at the Career Center nearest you.


ReEmployment Services (RES) Program

The ReEmployment Services (RES) Program is an initiative designed to provide intensive career center services to Unemployment Insurance claimants. First, you will attend a Career Center Seminar (CCS) which will inform you about available career center services and programs. After the seminar, you will work with a jobs counselor to conduct a needs assessment and to develop a Career Action Plan (CAP). The CAP will help you organize your job search and provide recommended career center services that are most needed to help you find a good job faster.

Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Program

The Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) Program is a program funded by the US Department of Labor to help Unemployment Insurance claimants return to work faster. Claimants are randomly selected to participate in the REA Program.

If selected, you will receive a notification to participate in the REA Program within four weeks. You will meet one-on-one with a Reemployment (REA) Specialist to review your Career Action Plan and your work search activities. The REA Specialist will provide you with individualized coaching and connect you with activities in the career center that will help you conduct a successful job search.

Once selected, your participation is mandatory and you are required to meet with your Reemployment Specialist. Failure to comply with requirements may cause a delay or loss of your unemployment benefits.