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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

Celebrating National Nurses Week: May 6-12 Posted on May 6

Celebrating National Nurses Week: May 6-12

From taking our vital signs to conducting patient education and case management, nurses are the jack-of-all-trades in the medical field. Celebrated May 6-12, National Nurses Week is a time to recognize the contributions of the providers at the heart of our health care system. Concluding   …Continue Reading Celebrating National Nurses Week: May 6-12

How to Become a Firefighter in Massachusetts Posted on Mar 20

How to Become a Firefighter in Massachusetts

The work of a firefighter is physically challenging, often risky, and at the essence, truly heroic. At any given moment, firefighters must be ready to perform under emergency conditions to keep their community safe. Their daily tasks may include: connecting, pulling and operating heavy hose   …Continue Reading How to Become a Firefighter in Massachusetts

11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 18

11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts

Owning a business is the dream of many Americans and starting that business converts their dream into reality. While it requires patience and lots of hard work, most small business owners are exhilarated by the ability to work for themselves and do something they love.   …Continue Reading 11 Steps to Starting a Business in Massachusetts

11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month Posted on Jan 7

11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month, an annual campaign to recruit volunteers to mentor young people, marks its 13th anniversary this year. Recognizing the important role mentors play, National Mentoring Month aims to raise awareness of mentoring, recruit individuals to mentor, and promote the rapid growth of mentoring   …Continue Reading 11 Ways to Get Involved in National Mentoring Month

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly Posted on Dec 17

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Make a difference in your community! Volunteering is a great way to be part of something bigger than oneself. It provides the satisfaction of giving back to the community and doing something worthwhile. Many opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts to get involved in communities and improve   …Continue Reading 3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Let Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers Help You Land the Job of your Dreams Posted on Apr 25

Let Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers Help You Land the Job of your Dreams

Making it in today’s job market requires preparation and perseverance. With a little hard work, dedication, and help from Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers, you can be well on your way to the career of your dreams! What services do the One-Stop Career Centers offer? Job   …Continue Reading Let Massachusetts’ One-Stop Career Centers Help You Land the Job of your Dreams

Police Exam Deadline Approaches – EXAM RESCHEDULED Posted on Mar 7

Police Exam Deadline Approaches – EXAM RESCHEDULED

UPDATE – Exam Rescheduled to June 15. Details here. Anyone interested in becoming a Police Officer or State Trooper in Massachusetts must pass the 2013 Police Officer and State Trooper Exam; the application deadline is March 18, 2013 and the exam takes place on April 20,   …Continue Reading Police Exam Deadline Approaches – EXAM RESCHEDULED