Unemployment Assistance (UI) at this location will be limited from June 1st – June 8th.
The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center will be closed on Monday, June 5th from 8:30am-12:30pm for staff training.
There will be no MassHire services at Forbes Library on Monday, June 5th.
Click here for details
We are Here to Serve You!
MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center is open for Walk-in services
Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Fridays from 9:30 am. to 4:30 pm
Workshops and Career Center Seminars are offered remotely and in-person. Please call ahead to schedule in-person workshop/seminar participation.
North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce
80 Freedom Street Athol MA
Open Fridays from 9:30am – 4pm
Forbes Library Career Center Services
In-person registration, job search assistance and other services available:
Mondays from 10:00am-1:00pm.
Come meet Annemarie on the Mezzanine!
In-person Workshops will be offered, on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.. Please call ahead to schedule: 413-774-4361 or 800-457-2603
Please help promote exciting FREE Training Opportunities through the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center. See attached Flyers.
There are some remarkable opportunities for unemployed or under-employed workers interested in meaningful careers in stable occupations in growing fields and industries.
Certified Nurse’s Aid and Home Health Aid
Behavioral Health Associate Info Session
CNC // Manufacturing
Job Readiness Training for Young People Ages 17-24
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Mass Internet Connect (MIC)
The Federal Affordable Connectivity Program and the Massachusetts Internet Connect Program can help with internet discounts and low cost or free computers. Click here to learn more.
The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) is partnering with a team of non-profit service providers and local businesses to launch a taxi service specifically designed to help Franklin County residents obtain and keep late shift jobs. The taxi service will provide transportation to get to Franklin County businesses and home again including pickup/drop off at child care facilities.
Learn more about the program HERE (PDF)
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
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. Temporary and permanent positions available. Employers are offering hiring incentives. Click HERE to learn more about jobs at temporary care sites.
Click HERE to learn more about jobs at long term care facilities.
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.
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
Has your job been eliminated or hours reduced due to foreign competition or relocation outside the U.S.?
Click here to learn more about how the Trade Adjustment assistance Program can help.
MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center provides employment and training services at no charge to job seekers and employers in Franklin County, Hampshire County, and the North Quabbin area. We connect employers and job seekers through a statewide network of employment professionals and services designed to meet the unique needs of each customer.