On the Job

The Official Blog of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Author Archives: Colleen Quinn

Posts by Author

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week posted on Oct 26

Hire only Licensed Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors to perform renovation, repair, or painting work if you own a home or operate a child-occupied facility built prior to 1978. National Lead Poisoning Prevention week is October 23-29, 2016. This year’s theme is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy   …Continue Reading National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Fall River Career Center fulfilling Amazon's need for workers

Fall River Career Center fulfilling Amazon’s need for workers posted on Sep 7

FALL RIVER, MA, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016….When Amazon opens its new 1-million-square foot fulfillment center this month the online retailer will not be scrambling to hire new employees. The operation will be fully staffed with nearly 500 new hires recruited through the Fall River Career Center.   …Continue Reading Fall River Career Center fulfilling Amazon’s need for workers

YouthWorks Gives Teens Opportunities to Grow

YouthWorks Gives Teens Opportunities to Grow posted on Aug 10

BEVERLY, MA, AUGUST 1, 2016….. If 18-year-old Esmayle Gomez did not have a summer job planting crops at the Long Hill Farm in Beverly, through the YouthWorks program, he would most likely spend his days watching TV, playing on his phone, and eating junk food,   …Continue Reading YouthWorks Gives Teens Opportunities to Grow

WorkShare - A Smart Alternative to Layoffs

WorkShare – A Smart Alternative to Layoffs posted on Jul 21

All businesses go through slowdowns. Often that means layoffs, but that doesn’t have to be the answer. The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, a department within the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, can help a company keep valuable workers. WorkShare gives employers a   …Continue Reading WorkShare – A Smart Alternative to Layoffs

Baker-Polito Administration Helps Companies Train Workers with $8.5 Million in Workforce Training Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Helps Companies Train Workers with $8.5 Million in Workforce Training Grants posted on Jul 6

NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA – JUNE 24, 2016 – For nearly 100 years, shoes or shoe parts have been manufactured at the same factory in this quite community in Worcester County called home to less than 5,000 residents. Today, in a building on School Street, Vibram   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Helps Companies Train Workers with $8.5 Million in Workforce Training Grants

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips for Staying Motivated During Your Job Search

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

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

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

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