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If you’re out of work and able to work, you may be eligible for temporary income called unemployment insurance (UI). If you qualify, you receive weekly payments to help cover your living expenses while you search for new employment. The amount you receive is based on what you were paid in the last year. The UI program for Massachusetts is managed by the Department of Unemployment Assistance.
Employers play an important role in providing UI benefits to Massachusetts workers. Employers fund the UI program, and serve as a resource for unemployed workers seeking UI benefits. The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) manages the UI program, and is committed to helping you understand the Massachusetts unemployment insurance law.
The Department of Transitional Assistance assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in eight residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance (cash benefits) and food assistance (SNAP benefits), as well as workforce training opportunities.
- Economic Assistance (Cash Benefits)
- SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) Employment
- Training Resources for DTA Clients
The Regional Adult Education Center at Mount Wachusett Community College offers free classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE), high school equivalency preparation, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). ABE and ASE (Adult Secondary Education) classes at various levels are offered both in the mornings and evenings to help adults improve reading, writing and math skills in preparation for the MA High School Equivalency assessment. The entire staff and student body invite adult learners to participate in a comfortable, non-threatening learning experience.
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs. Adaptive equipment is available at the career center.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps low-income job seekers age 55 and over develop the skills and self-confidence to get jobs and become financially self-sufficient.
Shriver Job Corps Center is a great place for young people to complete an education, learn a marketable trade, make lifetime friends, and graduate with a good job in hand. Through our Career Development Services System (CDSS), we provide our students with the skills you need to succeed in today’s workforce—at no cost to you or your family. If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, Shriver Job Corps Center is the place for you! Ask Career Center staff for information on meeting with an on-site Shriver representative here at the career center.
The North Central Workforce Investment Board is a private non-profit corporation designated by the Governor to serveas the local workforce investment board for the north central region under the new Federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Board is responsible for the policy and oversight of all state and federal workforce development initiatives in the region.
MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation. Adaptive equipment is available here at the Career Center.