A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

Workforce Central Worcester

44 Front Street, 6th floor
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 799-1600 / (508) 799-8000

Services:
Through the Job Seekers services Workforce Central Worcester is there to provide assistance to those who are beginning their work history or those who are looking for a new job.  They provide job training and financial aid is available to assist clients in their career path.  The program also operates a Youth Services and Veterans Services division.

Eligibility:

Workforce Central Career Centers can provide financial assistance for re-training to eligible applicants  18 years and over, you must reside or have been currently laid off their service area.

To participate in the program you will be asked to provide two documents:

  1.  Proof of Age in the form of a birth certificate or other legal document that contains your date of birth
  2. Work Authorization, this can be a copy of your passport, birth certificate or alien resident card indicating right to work.

New Leaf Program

Services:
This program has been designed by job experts and ex-offenders to help clients land the job that they want.  The first step is to apply for the Career Center Seminar, in which the client will have the opportunity to meet with job-readiness expert and talk about history and develop career goals.

 

Youth Services

Services:
Assistance with work readiness and job search assistance, work experience in the form of internship opportunities, training, counseling and mentoring.  Career development is also available with adult mentoring and follow-up services. Additional Youth Services include GED preparation, MCAS preparation and summer youth employment.

Veterans Services

Services:
Veterans receive top priority services.  Clients have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans’ Representative that will provide job assistance. Additionally they  can offer job leads, career planning, career training, resume services,use of personal computers, internet access, workshops and ongoing support, community outreach and other veterans’ resources.

Unemployment Insurance 

Services:

Walk-in customers may use the dedicated UI Online computer stations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Basic computer skills are needed for you to enter all personal and confidential claim information yourself when using the Online system.

 

Stop by the front desk to sign up. UI Online computer stations and printers are available Monday through Thursday, 8:45:00 am–3:00 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm. If you require assistance to fill out this application, please be advised that staff are available on the following days and times: Monday through Thursday, 8:45:00 am–3:00 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm.

Older Worker Services

Services:
Offers mature workers assistance in re-employment, including coaching and counseling, internships, job referrals, on-the-job training at non-profit and government agencies and much more. To participate you must first attend a Careers Services Seminar and then ask for a referral.

 

 

 

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