Can I look through job listings on my own?
What other services are available?
Are all services free?
Can I go to any career center?
Can I get information about training?
What if I need more training in order to get a new job?
Where can I get information on jobs and careers?
I need help preparing for my job search. Is help available?
Where can I get information on Civil Service jobs?
Are there specialized services for veterans?
Help is available at One-Stop Career Centers-located throughout Massachusetts.
You can check out jobs on-line by using Massachusetts JobQuest. This will give you free access to jobs throughout Massachusetts and the nation.
You can get help with polishing your job search skills including preparing for interviews, writing your resume, and developing a network of contacts. You can also learn about available training opportunities.
Most services are provided free-of-charge. Some One-Stop Career Centers do have enhanced services for which they charge a fee. Check the One-Stop Career Center Profiles for a description of services.
Yes. However, it may be in your best interests to visit the Center serving your community. One-Stop Centers are located in every major city in the state. Some centers have branch or satellite centers. The services in each center have been designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve.
One-Stop Career Centers have training information. Also, you can conduct your own search for training providers listed in Massachusetts School Information and check out our other online resources.
If you need new skills in order to become re-employed, you may be approved to attend training while you are collecting unemployment insurance benefits.
Section 30 of the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Law allows the Department of Unemployment Assistanceto waive the "active worksearch" requirement for claimants who meet certain eligibility requirements. This means that claimants can continue to collect their UI benefits while in agency-approved training.
Under certain circumstances, claimants may be eligible for up to an additional 18 weeks of UI benefits while attending approved training.
DUA publishes a variety of publications on jobs and careers. Copies of these publications are available in One-Stop Career Centers.
One-Stop Career Centers have a variety of workshops available to help you conduct a successful job search.
Commonwealth Employment Opportunities is a comprehensive listing of current openings in state government. You can check available jobs at Commonwealth Employment Opportunities.
Veterans' specialists located at One-Stop Career Centers will help veterans to: organize their job search, design a personal employment plan, polish their job search skills, and develop job leads. Veterans' services are customized to veterans' needs.