Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation – Small Business Grant Program
Baker Administration announces $50.8 million small business grant fund. Applications accepted October 22 – November 12, 2020. Grant awards range between $25,000 – $75,000. Preference is given to small businesses whose owners are women, minorities, veterans, members of other underrepresented groups, or focused on serving the Gateway Cities of Massachusetts, who have been unable to open and those most adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Preference is also given to applicants that have not been able to receive aid from other federal programs, including PPP and other relief related to COVID-19. The program has two distinct funding “doors” based on business size, with different eligibility criteria. Program details, eligibility criteria, and applications are available 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 November 26, 2020, Enroll in courses by November 30, 2020, Complete the coursework and certifications by December 31, 2020.
Click here for flyer (PDF) with more information.
New – Job Search Networking Group for Professionals – Spaces Available Now to Join!
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Click here for a PDF list of Community Resources to help during the Covid-19 Emergency
Public computer access resources
Public wifi access resources_
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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