In this series on Labor Market Exploration, we will feature different information and tools that will enhance your job search.
Overview of Labor Market Exploration
Are you a looking for work? If you are, we recommend that you include Labor Market Exploration to augment your job search.
Labor Market Exploration is a set of labor market information and tools that provides useful, actionable information to support all aspects of your job search, from creating a resume that highlights your skills and experience, to finding promising job opportunities, engaging in the interview process and negotiating the most favorable offer.
Labor Market Exploration is created by the Massachusetts Department of Career Services to help job seekers develop an organized approach to their job search by answering some key questions such as:
- Do I know if my field is growing or declining?
- Do I know what the current pay rate is locally, statewide and country wide?
- Do I know what assessment tools are available to identify my Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) as they relate to industry and my competition?
- If my current field is not growing, do I know what my transferable skills are?
- Do I need more schooling?
- Does my resume truly reflect my knowledge and experience as they relate to the posted position?
- Do I know how to research industry information, products and services of private and public companies?
You can find the answers to all these questions (and many more) by using Labor Market Exploration. Contact your local One-Stop Career Center to take advantage of this helpful resource.
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 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 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