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Unemployment Benefits for Claimants 

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.

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers 

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

Mass BizWorks 

Connects businesses to many money-saving services offered by the state, all free for businesses.

Minimum wage program  

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' Programs and Services 

Programs and services offered to veterans by the Department of Career Services.

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 

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

Prevailing Wage Program 

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) issues prevailing wage information for construction projects and other types of public work.

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' Programs and Services 

Programs and services offered to veterans by the Department of Career Services.

Information about apprenticeship 

Information about registered apprenciteship programs in Massachusetts

Deleading and lead safety  

Lead poisoning is a major, preventable, environmental health problem for both children and adults.

Asbestos Safety Program 

DLS handles the regulation of occupational asbestos exposure. We work to create healthier work conditions for workers.

EOLWD Multilingual Services 

Welcome to the EOLWD Multilingual webpage.

Employment, Placement, & Staffing Agencies Program 

The program protects the rights of workers being placed by employment, placement, and staffing agencies and helps agencies to comply under Massachusetts law.

Workplace Safety and Health Program (WSHP) 

The goal of WSHP is to prevent workplace injury and illness of public sector workers.

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.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC) 

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

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).

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