How Career Centers can help you
Can you help me find a job?
Help is available at One-Stop Career Centers-located throughout Massachusetts.
Can I look through job listings on my own?
You can check out jobs on-line by using Massachusetts JobQuest. This will give you free access to jobs throughout Massachusetts and the nation.
What other services are available?
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.
Are all services free?
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.
Can I go to any career center?
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.
Can I get information about training?
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.
What if I need more training in order to get a new job?
If you need new skills in order to become re-employed, you may be approved to attend training while you are receiving unemployment insurance benefits.
The Training Opportunities Program allows the Department of Unemployment Assistance to waive the "active worksearch" requirement for claimants who meet certain eligibility requirements. This means that you can continue to receive UI benefits while in agency-approved training. Application deadlines apply and you can consult the information available online. Under certain circumstances, claimants may be eligible for up to an additional 26 weeks of UI benefits while attending approved training.
Where can I get information on jobs and careers?
DUA publishes a variety of publications on jobs and careers. Copies of these publications are available in One-Stop Career Centers.
I need help preparing for my job search. Is help available?
One-Stop Career Centers have a variety of workshops available to help you conduct a successful job search.
Where can I get information on state and other public sector jobs?
MassCareers Job Opportunities is a comprehensive listing of current openings in state government. You can check available jobs at MassCareers Job Opportunities
Are there specialized services for veterans?
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.