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Task Force on Persons Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment

Task Force on Persons Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment posted on Feb 1

Getting a job is as much about confidence as it is skills, particularly for someone who has never held a job or is re-entering the job market after a long stretch of unemployment. Many people need a hands-on touch when it comes to job-seeking –   …Continue Reading Task Force on Persons Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $8.9 Million in Workforce Training Grants posted on Dec 10

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $8.9 Million in Workforce Training Grants

CANTON, MA, DECEMBER 8, 2015….Finding ways to make sure Massachusetts residents get the skills and training they need to get good paying jobs is one of the biggest challenges facing the state.

Older Americans play increasingly important role in workforce posted on Oct 1

Older Americans play increasingly important role in workforce

BOSTON, October 1, 2015….Mario Hammond did not have a mid-life career change – she retired, and then retrained for an entirely different job. After working for 20 years as a patient service specialist at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., Hammond returned to Boston   …Continue Reading Older Americans play increasingly important role in workforce

Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety posted on Sep 4

Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety

According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children in Massachusetts. Additionally, three crossing guards have been fatally struck while on the job in the past seven years. With the back-to-school season upon   …Continue Reading Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety

Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search posted on Aug 28

Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Be Organized Create a daily and weekly job search plan. Keep to your schedule so that you do not brush important tasks aside or waste time wondering what to do next. Looking for a good job is a 40-hour a week commitment. Keep Your Self-Image   …Continue Reading Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

Governor Baker Highlights Record $11.5 Million for YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program posted on Aug 10

Governor Baker Highlights Record $11.5 Million for YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program

BOSTON – Highlighting the importance of early work experience and its correlation to long-term career success, Gov. Charlie Baker met with nearly 100 young people benefitting from the Commonwealth’s YouthWorks summer jobs program. “Massachusetts is the only state in the country that funds a program   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Highlights Record $11.5 Million for YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program