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Applying for Unemployment Benefits 

If you’ve lost your job or have had your hours greatly reduced, you may qualify for unemployment benefits.

Workers' Compensation for Injured Workers 

Were you hurt at work? Find out if you're eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

Unemployment Insurance (UI) for Employers 

As an employer, you may be subject to unemployment insurance. Learn about your responsibilities.

Workers' Compensation for Employers 

Do you need workers’ compensation insurance for your business? Learn about your responsibilities as an employer.

MassHire Career Centers 

MassHire Career Centers offer employment and training services for job seekers and employers.

MassHire BizWorks 

We can help your company grow and save money by connecting you to many money-saving services offered by the state, free for all businesses.

Minimum Wage Program  

Learn about minimum wage laws, apply for a waiver, or file a complaint here. Minimum Wage Hotline: (617) 626-6952

Secretary Rosalin Acosta 

Secretary, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Prevent layoffs with Rapid Response 

Rapid Response is a federally mandated, pre-layoff service designed for companies and employees experiencing a layoff or closing.

Veterans' Job Programs and Services 

The MassHire Department of Career Services offers career programs and services to veterans to help them find jobs.

WorkShare for Employers 

WorkShare is a program that offers a smart alternative to layoffs. Employees work reduced hours while collecting unemployment benefits to supplement their lower wages.

Workers' Compensation for Commonwealth Agencies 

Learn about workers' compensation. Access Workers' Comp eServices to manage your claims, download forms and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Prevailing Wage Program 

Hotline: (617) 626-6953, Email: DLSfeedback@state.ma.us

WorkShare for Workers 

When your employer participates in WorkShare, it allows you to keep your job and continue to receive company benefits while working reduced hours.

Unfair Labor Practices (Private Sector) 

If you are a private sector employer, union, or a person represented by a union, you might be eligible to file an unfair labor practice charge with us.

Veterans' Job Programs and Services 

The MassHire Department of Career Services offers career programs and services to veterans to help them find jobs.

Deleading and lead safety  

Hotline: (617) 626-6960; Email: DLSfeedback@state.ma.us

Asbestos Safety Program 

Hotline: (617) 626-6960 Email: DLSfeedback@state.ma.us

EOLWD Multilingual Services 

Welcome to the EOLWD Multilingual webpage.

Employment, Placement, & Staffing Agencies Program 

For questions, call DLS at (617) 626-6970 or email DLSfeedback@state.ma.us

Workplace Safety and Health Program (WSHP) 

The goal of WSHP is to prevent workplace injury and illness of public sector workers. Call (508) 616-0461 ext. 9488 for any questions.

On-site consultation program  

DLS offers a free service designed to help employers recognize and control possible safety and health hazards at their worksites, and assist in training employees.

Hiring Foreign Workers (FLC) 

The Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) unit is responsible for assisting employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the U.S. on a temporary or seasonal basis.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) 

The TAA program helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade to quickly rejoin the workforce.

Starting Your Business 

Starting a new business is a significant commitment. Learn about what you need to do and who can help.

Training Opportunities Program (TOP) 

The Training Opportunities Program (TOP) allows you to collect unemployment benefits while you attend full-time, approved training for new job skills.

Unfair Labor Practices (Public Sector) 

If you are a public sector employer, public sector union, or a person represented by a public sector union, you can file an unfair labor practice charge with us.

Find Your Future Commonwealth Job 

Your career…the Commonwealth’s future!

Labor and Workforce Development Public records requests 

Learn how to request public records from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD).

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC) 

WOTC is a Federal tax credit incentive that employers may receive for hiring individuals from certain groups who have consistently faced barriers to employment.

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