Mass Internet Connect
MassHire is partnering with Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to provide internet connectivity and computer devices to MassHire career center customers. The following assistance is available for career center customers who are unemployed and seeking work or in training.
- Free internet through Comcast, Spectum, or Verizon Wireless
- A subsidized low cost laptop through Comcast Internet Essentials OR a free Chromebook for customers without a computer
- Referral to free courses digital education courses on how to use a computer and the internet
Call MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center customers at 413-774-4361 for more information and to sign up for the program.
Click here for PDF flyer with more information.
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation – Small Business Grant Program
Baker Administration announces a new small business relief program. This program will target industries most hard-hit during the pandemic. Applications accepted December 31, 2020 – January 15, 2021. Grant awards up to $75,000. Program details, eligibility criteria, and applications will be on December 28 here.
Coursera Free Online Trainings
Coursera online learning platform has over 4,000 courses to help you learn new skills, train for in-demand jobs, refresh your education, prepare for college, learn self-care techniques and more. Available for a limited time only! Register now through December 9, 2020, Enroll in courses by December 14, 2020, Complete the coursework and certifications by February 15, 2021.
Click here for flyer (PDF) with more information.
50+ Job Seekers Program – Your AGE really is your EDGE!!
FREE online workshops and networking groups for seniors.
Click here for a PDF list of Community Resources to help during the Covid-19 Emergency
Public computer access resources
Franklin County FREE wifi hotspots
MassBroadband Inc. Free WiFi Hotspots in Western MA Hilltowns
FRAUD ALERT! Protect Your Unemployment Insurance Benefits!
If you believe someone has applied for unemployment benefits falsely using your personal data, please report the fraud here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/report-unemployment-benefits-fraud
Covid-19 Long Term Health Care Jobs Portal
There is an urgent need to hire Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, OTs, PTs, and many roles across our skilled nursing, assisted living and long-term care facilities statewide. This portal is now open to all long term care facilities across the Commonwealth as well as COVID-19 temporary care sites. The State is offering a $1,000 signing bonus for hires made through the portal. Temporary and permanent positions available. Employers are increasing rates of pay. To learn more please click HERE to learn more.
To apply for jobs or to post jobs to the portal please click HERE.
This link includes FAQ’s for employers and workers.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Information and Jobs
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in partnership with Partners in Health, is reaching out to contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help reduce the spread of the disease. Partners in Health is hiring Contact Tracers to support Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Local Boards of Health to perform COVID-19 contact tracing.
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