MassHire North Central is your one-stop shop for comprehensive no-cost employment and training services for employers and job seekers. Whether you recently lost your job, left your job, or are just looking for a better position, MassHire North Central is here to help you conduct an effective job search. We assist businesses to find funding to train their current staff and find the skilled, motivated/adaptable workforce that meet their current or emerging labor needs.

MassHire Programs & Services are funded in part by US Department of Labor (USDOL) Employment and Training Administration grants as well as non-federal funded grants • Additional details furnished upon request

Our mission is to be the primary link between the Commonwealth’s employers and the workforce of North Central Massachusetts.  We strive to strengthen this relationship by providing a pool of skilled workers for industry while offering a streamlined process for training and retraining for overall job enrichment.

MassHire North Central desires to improve the economic well-being of its two primary customer groups – Businesses and Workers.  The partnership focuses on reinforcing the competitive strength of its workforce and improving worker employability through education, training and employment programs/services.

We service businesses and job seekers of the following towns:

  • Ashburnham
  • Ashby
  • Athol
  • Ayer
  • Barre
  • Berlin
  • Bolton
  • Clinton
  • Devens
  • Fitchburg
  • Gardner
  • Groton
  • Harvard
  • Hubbardston
  • Lancaster
  • Leominster
  • Lunenburg
  • Pepperell
  • Princeton
  • Royalston
  • Shirley
  • Sterling
  • Templeton
  • Townsend
  • Westminster
  • Winchendon

The North Central Career Centers is part of a Statewide Network of Career Centers. The Career Centers are administered locally by Workforce Investment Boards – comprised of business, government, education, labor and community leaders – to ensure that each center is meeting the needs of its community, in addition to providing a standard level of basic services.

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Diversity and Equal Opportunity Statement

MassHire North Central has a long-standing commitment to a strong and effective Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) policy. The goal is to ensure that the Career Center fully meets the needs of all of its employees in areas of recruitment, training, promotion, transfer, career counseling and reasonable accommodation regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.

Non-discrimination Statement

MassHire North Central does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. The Commission complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s readjustment Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and all civil rights laws and executive orders of the State of Massachusetts which pertain to affirmative action and non-discrimination. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment shall be extended to all persons and the Career Center shall promote equal opportunity and treatment through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. In order to assist the Career Center in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era veterans and other qualified protected class members are encouraged to apply and to so identify themselves.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment and public services provided by government agencies. If consumers or employees of the Center believe that they have been discriminated against on the basis of disability, they should contact:

Primary Complaint Officer, Staci Johnson, Supervisor, Department of Career Services, 978-534-1481, x240, [email protected].

Privacy policy for CareerOneStop websites

Thank you for visiting one of the CareerOneStop sites, which include the Credentials Center, the Business Center, GetMyFuture, Job Search Help for Ex-Offenders, mySkills myFuture, Worker ReEmployment, Veterans ReEmployment, Disaster Recovery Services, and America’s Career InfoNet.

Our privacy policy is clear: we will collect no personal information about you when you visit any of our websites unless you choose to provide that information to us, nor will we share that information with any other party except as discussed below.


While you browse through our website, read pages, or download information, we gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store the following information about visits made to our website:

  • The IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which our website is accessed;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time our site is accessed
  • The pages visited
  • If a CareerOneStop website is visited from another website, the address of that website

We aggregate this information and use it to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site, to determine those portions of our site which are of greatest interest to our users, and to learn about the types of technology our visitors use.


CareerOneStop uses cookies to measure website activity. Cookies are small amounts of information stored on your computer by your web browser software. None of the information collected is personally identifiable. CareerOneStop, America’s Career InfoNet, America’s Service Locator and mySkillsmyFuture websites use both single session temporary cookies and multi-session persistent cookies for the purpose of website measurement.

Single session cookies are temporarily stored on your computer and are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. Multi-session cookies are used for the purpose of web measurement, and to improve your online experience by remembering your online interactions and preferences across multiple sessions, and identify if you are a returning user. None of the information stored in either single session or multi-session cookies used by CareerOneStop contain any personally identifiable information. Information collected for web measurement is stored and maintained indefinitely for the purpose of historical web measurement and tracking.

If you prefer not to have non-personally identifiable persistent multi-session cookies stored on your computer you can opt out. Doing so will not affect your use of our site, nor restrict your access to any site content or resources. Click here to opt-out of multi-session usage tracking.

Or, you can remove or block the use of multi-session web measurement technologies by changing the settings of your browser as described at’s web measurement and customization opt-out web page.


All e-mail information provided to America’s Career InfoNet, and America’s Service Locator (as a part of a mailing list or as feedback to our Service Center) is only used for the provided purpose. We do not share our e-mail with any other organizations, unless we are required to as part of a law enforcement investigation.


For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.


Our Web site has links to other federal agencies and private organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


These Web sites were created to support public access to career and occupational information. The information was created and is maintained by other public and private organizations and is the responsibility of these organizations. The accuracy of the information for individual occupations is subject to error because of the many factors that affect the economy over time. While occupational projections and related job outlook information can provide valuable inputs to the career decision-making process, they should not be the sole basis of a career choice.

Further, the inclusion of links to particular items or sites is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained.

Privacy Policy for Mass.Gov sites

Many of our links take you to Mass.Gov web pages. Click here for the privacy policy.

Accessibility Policy for CareerOneStop Websites

CareerOneStop is committed to making all of our websites and related documents accessible to everyone.

The documents on our site are in many formats and we strive to make them accessible to people who use screen reading software and to those with other vision or mobility impairments. Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create pages and documents that are accessible to that segment of our customer base. In creating HTML documents, we follow Section 508 standards; for example, we include alternate text to describe graphics.

Currently, our website contains documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format. Most PDF files will be accessible to those who use assistive technology such as screen readers. Some legacy or software created PDF files may not be accessible. If you are experiencing difficulty reading any PDF files please email the CareerOneStop helpline at [email protected] and we will be happy to send you an alternate version.

All applets, plug-ins, or other applications required to access links on CareerOneStop webpages can be downloaded via links from this page. Note that these links are to non-government sources. CareerOneStop does not endorse any of these products. Address questions about the particular plug-in or file viewer to the respective vendor.


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At the MassHire North Central Career Center, you can count on us for what you need to get back to work or to find the talent you need. As you will find by exploring our website, some of our key initiatives include:

  • Monthly workshops and individual support for job seekers. The MassHire North Central Career Center is dedicated to assisting you in finding a job. We have employers interviewing on site, offer monthly workshops and individual guidance to help you find the job that is right for you.
  • Comprehensive services for employers, including posting of openings to our Hot Jobs List and Job Quest, pre-screening and access to large pool of applicants, the use of office space for onsite recruitments and interview sessions, Off-site job fairs, Referrals, Information on training incentive programs for new & existing employees, Access to the Workforce Training Fund and similar grants, Labor market information, Federal and state financial incentives.
  • On site Rapid Response services. The Rapid Response program helps employers and employees who are in transition mode, whether they are expanding or downsizing.
  • Veteran’s Services. Local Veterans Employment Services Representatives and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available to serve veterans on a priority walk-in basis the North Central Career Center.
  • Disability Services. The North Central MA Career Center recently completed a 3-year Disabilities Employment Initiative, to ensure that our services are accessible and our staff is trained to best serve job seekers with disabilities and to help employers hire talent, including the implementation of new assistive technology.

You will find more information about all of these initiatives throughout this site!