Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers


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Linking Customers and Employers to Build a Better Workforce System

Rosemary Chandler, Director
Division of Career Services
MA Department of Workforce Development

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  • Variety of tangible resources, all at no cost for use. Some actually lend. All have at least one workstation that is set up to assist customers with disabilities, e.g., adjustable table, large monitor with zoom text, adaptive equipment for visually impaired, e.g., dragon speak, etc. Most centers also have computer lab where customers can brush up on their PC skills through self-directed tutorials or instructor lead classes
  • US DOL and DED are collaborating to make retraining easier during these economically turbulent times. Consequently, individuals that are collecting unemployment insurance will receive special consideration for financial aid. The Obama administration has also also increased funding for PELL grants. www.opportunity,gov for more information
  • RES for claimants – special funds for additional staff to work with job seekers
  • Most events and calendars are available online. Special events are list on the DWD web page too
  • Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

    1. 1. Linking Customers and Employers to Build a Better Workforce System Rosemary Chandler or Commonwealth of Massachusetts Deval L. Patrick, Governor Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Timothy P. Murray, Lt. Governor Suzanne M. Bump, Secretary
    2. 2. <ul><li>One-Stop Career Centers </li></ul><ul><li>service both employers and the workforce </li></ul>A Network of 37 Massachusetts Career Centers and Satellites Designed to meet the needs of their communities
    3. 3. On-Site Resources <ul><li>Personal Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Fax Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Copier </li></ul><ul><li>Industry/Occupation Information (LMI) </li></ul><ul><li>Directories, Newspapers, Reference Books, </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodations for persons with disabilities </li></ul>
    4. 4. On-Site Resources <ul><li>Job Listings </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Job Matching </li></ul><ul><li>On-Site Employer Recruitments </li></ul><ul><li>Training Opportunities/FA Information </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment Insurance information and limited claims taking </li></ul><ul><li>Please note that some Career Center services may have fee and/or eligibility requirements. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Special Services <ul><li>Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantaged Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Dislocated Workers </li></ul><ul><li>UI Claimants </li></ul>
    6. 6. Workshop Topics <ul><li>Computer Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Cover Letters </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Career Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Market Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>And others! (check Career Center calendar) </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Local, statewide, and national job listing </li></ul><ul><li>services </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs posted to all Massachusetts Career Centers – MOSES </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs posted on national JobCentral </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinating of recruiting services </li></ul><ul><li>Basic pre-screening of applicants </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with small & large scale recruitment activities </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with job fairs and interview sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Access to internet recruiting from your office - Mass JobQuest </li></ul>Services for Businesses
    8. 8. Services for Businesses <ul><li>Information on Labor Market Trends - MassStats </li></ul><ul><li>Wages </li></ul><ul><li>Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce trends </li></ul><ul><li>Information on Federal and State Employer Financial Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>WOTC - Work Opportunity Tax Credit </li></ul><ul><li>OJT - On the job Training dollars </li></ul><ul><li>USDOL – Apprenticeship Program </li></ul><ul><li>Training Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>WTF - Workforce Training Fund </li></ul>
    9. 9. Services for Businesses <ul><li>Rapid Response – Services </li></ul><ul><li>Information on Mass Unemployment and training laws </li></ul><ul><li>Information on Federal Legislation, Workforce Investment Act, Trade Act and Department of Labor initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite outplacement services including job fairs. </li></ul><ul><li>WorkSharing – the smart alternative to lay offs </li></ul>
    10. 11. Web Resources in Massachusetts Use “Quick Links” for: Massachusetts JobQuest: https :// JobCentral: Human Resource Division: MassCIS: MassStats: Department of Veterans Affairs: Division of Apprenticeship Training: Massachusetts Division of Career Services http:/
    11. 13. Rosemary Chandler, Director Division of Career Services MA Department of Workforce Development 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114 (616) 626-5680 (617) 727-8012 (fax) [email_address]