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A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 21

A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts

Unemployment Insurance (UI) from the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) offers temporary income compensation to unemployed Massachusetts workers while they are seeking new employment. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) has useful basic information to help residents who’ve recently lost their jobs file   …Continue Reading A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015 Posted on Mar 4

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. A career as a police officer in Massachusetts is both demanding and extremely rewarding. Police officers in Massachusetts work to uphold the law and keep our communities safe by protecting life, property, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them? Posted on Feb 19

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

For some workers, tax season doesn’t end on April 15. In fact, that’s the date when it begins. Freelancers, contractors, and any professional who doesn’t have taxes withheld from paychecks may be required to make an estimated tax payment at the end of each quarter   …Continue Reading What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

Apprenticeship Program Posted on Jan 22

Apprenticeship Program

Through the Massachusetts Apprenticeship Program, workers have the opportunity to receive paid on-the-job training in combination with related in-class coaching. The program is administered by the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS), an agency under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD). About the   …Continue Reading Apprenticeship Program

Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources Posted on Nov 12

From July 2013 to June 2014, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) provided employment opportunities for 3,653 Massachusetts residents with disabilities in both the public and private sectors across the Commonwealth, according to the Commission’s Year in Review. Massachusetts works to help all individuals achieve their   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Posted on Oct 23

Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation

Work-related injuries or illnesses often result in lost work time, which can make it difficult to stay afloat financially. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to eligible Commonwealth residents to provide some financial assistance until they are able to return to work. About Workers’ Compensation Workers’   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation

Protecting the Workforce: Massachusetts Occupational Safety and Health Programs Posted on Jul 30

Protecting the Workforce: Massachusetts Occupational Safety and Health Programs

Happy and healthy workers tend to be more productive, and those traits tend to be found in safe, pleasant work environments. That’s why the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) offers a variety of occupational safety and health programs to protect workers   …Continue Reading Protecting the Workforce: Massachusetts Occupational Safety and Health Programs

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers Posted on Jul 29

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

Finding a job can be a daunting task that requires a great deal of preparation and commitment. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers are here to help residents find the resources they need to launch their   …Continue Reading Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

School’s Out for Summer: A Resource for Parents Posted on Jun 12

School’s Out for Summer: A Resource for Parents

As school lets out for the summer, parents eagerly hunt for day care, camp, and job options to keep young kids and teens occupied. Luckily, many positive activities exist throughout Massachusetts to provide enriching summer experiences for youth. If you’re seeking summer entertainment for a   …Continue Reading School’s Out for Summer: A Resource for Parents

Help is on the Way: Unemployment Assistance Resources Posted on May 29

Help is on the Way: Unemployment Assistance Resources

Making ends meet after losing a job can be a difficult experience. That’s why the Commonwealth provides unemployment aid to eligible residents who have been laid-off through no fault of their own and are actively looking for work. The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)   …Continue Reading Help is on the Way: Unemployment Assistance Resources