By MRC Director of Statewide Job Placement Services William Allen The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) recently announced that the overall unemployment rate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is 6.9%. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, however, the unemployment rate for …Continue Reading The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission partners with companies in Massachusetts to place people with disabilities in the workforce
By Assistant Secretary for Children, Youth and Families Marilyn Chase Following the unusual tornadoes that touched down last June in Central and Western Massachusetts, the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) quickly responded to ensure assistance for affected residents. The DTA team exhibited tremendous fortitude, putting …Continue Reading Department of Transitional Assistance receives special recognition from the Obama Administration for its tornado response
By DYS Assistant Commissioner Peter Forbes Recently, Celtics guard Keyon Dooling met with DYS youth at the Metro Youth Service Center in Dorchester. Keyon spoke to them about his life experiences, from growing up in a rough neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, to becoming an NBA …Continue Reading An inspirational visit with lasting effects
By DPH’s Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services Unit Marci Diamond Sexual violence is everyone’s issue: in fact, a new national study found that one in three women and one in five men in Massachusetts have experienced sexual violence, typically starting at a young age. …Continue Reading Increasing the dialogue on sexual assault awareness and prevention
By DTA Commissioner Dan Curley Few of us will forget the sight of the darkened Prudential Tower and surrounding buildings on the evening of March 13, especially those who live in the immediate area and were forced to evacuate their homes. A fire at an …Continue Reading DTA assists low-income households affected by the Back Bay blackout: Replacement SNAP benefits can be requested until close of business April 5
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