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National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 26

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

May 3 was National Teacher Appreciation Day, in honor of teachers across the country who work so hard to educate and inspire our children. It was also the day that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) announced the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year for   …Continue Reading National Teacher Appreciation Day: Become a K–12 Teacher in Massachusetts

DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online! Posted on Mar 29

DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online!

This is a guest blog post from the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM). As part of Governor Baker’s commitment to make doing business in the Commonwealth easier, DCAMM has launched a new online certification process, making it faster and more convenient to   …Continue Reading DCAMM Contractor Certification — Now Online!

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety Posted on Mar 24

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

If you work in Massachusetts, you have the right to fair wages, a safe workplace, and workers’ compensation. The Workers’ Rights blog series will cover these rights and more for workers across the state. The first part of the series will discuss workplace safety.      …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 23

The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Each year, many people help pave state highways, renovate public buildings, and complete various public works projects across the Commonwealth. The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts helps ensure that professionals doing public work are paid properly. The Department of Labor Standards (DLS), within the Executive   …Continue Reading The Prevailing Wage Program in Massachusetts

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam Posted on Dec 1

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

This is a guest blog post from the Civil Service Unit. Firefighters are some of Massachusetts’ most dedicated, hardworking civil servants. If you think you would thrive in a physically challenging job that involves operating heavy hose lines and pumps, maintaining equipment, putting out fires,   …Continue Reading Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 21

A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts

Unemployment Insurance (UI) from the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) offers temporary income compensation to unemployed Massachusetts workers while they are seeking new employment. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) has useful basic information to help residents who’ve recently lost their jobs file   …Continue Reading A Helpful Guide to Filing for Unemployment in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015 Posted on Mar 4

Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Human Resources Division. A career as a police officer in Massachusetts is both demanding and extremely rewarding. Police officers in Massachusetts work to uphold the law and keep our communities safe by protecting life, property, and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Police Officer Civil Service Exam: Deadline to Apply Is March 26, 2015

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them? Posted on Feb 19

What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

For some workers, tax season doesn’t end on April 19. Freelancers, contractors, and any professional who doesn’t have taxes withheld from paychecks may be required to make an estimated tax payment at the end of each quarter in Massachusetts. The Department of Revenue (DOR) has   …Continue Reading What Are Estimated Taxes and Who Must Pay Them?

Apprenticeship Program Posted on Jan 22

Apprenticeship Program

Through the Massachusetts Apprenticeship Program, workers have the opportunity to receive paid on-the-job training in combination with related in-class coaching. The program is administered by the Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS), an agency under the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD). About the   …Continue Reading Apprenticeship Program

Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources Posted on Nov 12

From July 2013 to June 2014, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) provided employment opportunities for 3,653 Massachusetts residents with disabilities in both the public and private sectors across the Commonwealth, according to the Commission’s Year in Review. Massachusetts works to help all individuals achieve their   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Disability Employment Resources