Resources for Job Seeker

Resources for Job Seeker2018-08-19T00:33:21+00:00

Financial Assistance

Members will be assisted in determining their potential for obtaining publicly funded, fee-based services and financial aid at MassHire. This program is available for unemployment claims made by workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. To make a claim, individuals can either do so in person at MassHire or by telephone at (877) 626-6800.

TAFDC:

  • Provides cash benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of factors such as disability. Certain income and asset limitations apply.
  • Provides Food Stamp benefits to improve the nutritional levels of individuals and households. Certain income and asset limitations apply.
  • Is available to certain families with dependent children and to pregnant women to assist with rental arrearages, to prevent homelessness, or to provide emergency shelter. Certain income and asset limits apply.
  • Additional benefits through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for qualified Massachusetts residents.

This program is accessed through DWD and administered by the Department of Medical Security for the unemployees who meet certain eligibility requirement.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:

This allows an individual receiving unemployment compensation to continue to do so while participating in an approved training program.

WORK SHARING PROGRAM:

This program allows employers to reduce the work week in lieu of a layoff and provides benefits to affected workers.

FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM:

Bonding coverage available to qualified job applicants who could not otherwise obtain it.

VETERANS WORKFORCE INVESTMENT PROGRAM (VWIP):

This is a statewide program that addresses the unique needs of veterans seeking employment, training, job counseling and related services and to develop and promote maximum employment opportunities for eligible veterans.  Job Training funds may be available for eligible veterans. See our VETERANS SERVICES page for additional information.

Veteran Services

MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATIONAL REWARDS GRANT PROGRAM:

Provides financial assistance to dislocated or low-income incumbent workers to enable them to receive education to transition into jobs in targeted high demand occupations. This need-based grant program is to serve as a last resort after all other federal and state grant resources have been exhausted in meeting post-secondary education enrollment costs. The Educational Rewards Grant Program also allows up to thirty percent of the grant amount to be used by the recipient for living expenses. For full details, please CLICK HERE.