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Yearly Archives: 2013

Online Services Are Available During The Holidays Posted on Dec 23

Online Services Are Available During The Holidays

For the convenience of our customers, both UI Online and JobQuest systems will be available during the Christmas and New Year holidays.  Customer service representatives will not be available on the holidays.  If you need help, please call us during regular business hours. UI Online   …Continue Reading Online Services Are Available During The Holidays

Job search tips for the holidays Posted on Dec 18

Job search tips for the holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get ahead in finding new employment. With thoughts turning to fighting the crowds at the mall, cooking dinner for a large group of loved ones, and football Sundays, it can be all too easy to fall behind   …Continue Reading Job search tips for the holidays

Worker Success Story Posted on Dec 13

Worker Success Story

From time to time, we’ll feature success stories from workers who are willing to share their experiences with us.  This particular story is about Manny Cruz who turned his life around, and now has a good job with a great company.    Manny began working   …Continue Reading Worker Success Story

Videos de UI Online están ahora disponible en español Posted on Dec 6

Esta semana, el Departamento de Asistencia al Desempleado (DUA) sacó dos videos informativos en español sobre UI Online. Se introdujo UI Online este mes de julio pasado para ofrecer  una manera conveniente de auto-servicio para que individuos trabajen con DUA.   UI Online le permite: Solicitar   …Continue Reading Videos de UI Online están ahora disponible en español

Employment and Training Assistance for Veterans Posted on Nov 22

Employment and Training Assistance for Veterans

Each November, there is a buzz in the air. It’s Hire-A-Veteran Month again, an important milestone to honor the brave men and women who have served our country, and to provide assistance to help them transition to civilian workforce.  One-Stop Career Centers across the state   …Continue Reading Employment and Training Assistance for Veterans

Hire a Veteran Month Posted on Nov 12

Hire a Veteran Month

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Massachusetts Department of Career Services (DCS) joins the Patrick Administration and Massachusetts in thanking military Veterans for their dedication and service, and we encourage local employers to do the same. The scheduled reduction of deployed military forces over the   …Continue Reading Hire a Veteran Month

Interview with a Veteran: Successful transition to civilian workforce Posted on Nov 9

Interview with a Veteran: Successful transition to civilian workforce

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development recently spoke with Daniel Callinan, a U.S. Navy veteran, about his experience transitioning from over 20 years of military service to a new role in the civilian workforce. Included below are excerpts from a conversation Lauren Jones,   …Continue Reading Interview with a Veteran: Successful transition to civilian workforce

Reflecting on the Historic Signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 Posted on Nov 1

50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963.  This historic amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act, guaranteeing equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, was rooted in the basic concepts of equality, opportunity, and value of work.    …Continue Reading Reflecting on the Historic Signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963

MA Joint Task Force Recovers Millions in Revenue by Targeting Employer Fraud and Worker Misclassification Posted on Oct 30

Now in our fifth year, the Joint Enforcement Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification (the Joint Task Force) has experienced great success in coordinating the work of multiple state agencies to eliminate employer fraud and employee misclassification, but there is more work to do.

Hiring Incentive Training Grant Posted on Oct 30

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development is pleased to announce it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Our office is   …Continue Reading Hiring Incentive Training Grant