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Monthly Archives: November 2013

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