All in-person workshops and events are currently cancelled. MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center now offers live, interactive webinars that can be viewed using a computer, tablet, or smart phone. (Computers are highly recommended, to be able to see more clearly the information presented and to interact more easily.)
In addition, the Career Center Seminar, WIOA Orientation, and other training information sessions are being offered remotely. (Click here for more information on the Career Center Seminar.)
You can register through JobQuest or call the Greenfield Career Center at 413-774-4361 or 800-457-2603. Please note: Those who register less than 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time may not be accommodated, due to the technical aspects involved with registration. All participants must have an email address (created beforehand). When calling to register, please confirm with Career Center staff that the email address on record is your current email address.
Check the Career Center web calendar frequently for more offerings.
The Social Security Administration offers a monthly online event for people who are age 18 through 64 and who are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. These Work Incentive Seminar Events (WISE) cover a different topic each month such as “Managing the Job Search & Battling the Winter Blues” and “The Ticket to Work Program.” WISE webinars are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Go to choosework.ssa.gov/wise to find out about and register for the next event. (Previous webinars have been archived and are available for view.)
GCFGlobal offers free online tutorials on a wide variety of work readiness, computer skills, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, reading, writing, math, personal finance/budgeting, career planning, job search, and more.
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.)
Practice Interview Sessions
December 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Sign up for a one-on-one, 45-minute session with a workshop facilitator, to practice interviewing. Prerequisite: Attend the Get Ready for Your Next Interview webinar first. Time may be used to conduct a mock interview or to review questions that you would expect when meeting with a prospective employer. Sessions on this day are at 1:00 and 2:00 pm.
Call Greenfield office at 800-457-2603 or 413-774-4361 by the Friday before to sign up. The Zoom platform with be used and so you must provide an email address to participate; instructions on how to join will be provided separately. (The meeting may also be conducted by phone.)