SPRING 2020
WE ARE OPEN REMOTELY

 MassHire Holyoke reminds our business, community partners, and job seekers that we are open and operating remotely. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need support.

Businesses who wish to be in contact with a Business Services Representative to learn about employer services, free job postings, or the 3 day Virtual Job Fair scheduled from April 28 th through April 30 th should call 413-654-1650, or get more information here . A description of business services that are available and how to submit a job opening also are available on our website https://masshirespringfield.org/business-solutions/

Career Counselors are available to assist current MassHire customers with job search and general career counseling support. Resume review services are available, and soon several virtual and interactive remote workshops will be provided. If you have questions about job seeker services, please call 413-532-4900 and leave a message. A counselor will return your call within 48 hours. For more information, please go the MassHire Holyoke website: http://masshireholyoke.org .

If not already a member of the career center, you can register on-line and attend a brief virtual Career Center Orientation. Information is available on our website at http://masshireholyoke.org . Please be aware that there are no fees to become a MassHire Holyoke customer.

We highly recommend that all job seekers register with JobQuest .  
HELP SUPPORT 2020 SUMMER YOUTH HIRING EFFORTS

We are hopeful that things will normalize in time for our 2020 summer youth job programs to come to fruition, and we are reaching out to our business community to encourage you again to participate in this effort by supporting the youth (ages 14-21) in our area with their career and job readiness goals. If the current situation should continue into July, we would like to continue our efforts and create remote (or other) partnership opportunities.

You can assist in any of the following ways:
  • Directly hiring youth for the summer 2020
  • Becoming a host work and learning site (wages are paid by the summer program,)
  • Sponsoring a youth to work this summer by providing summer wages for placement in community or business based work sites. $1500 will pay for a 6 work experience. This provides more opportunities for youth to be employed this summer.
  • Consider providing a work site for the fall 2020

We encourage you to support our youth and to become a part of our summer programs. Research shows that youth who participate in summer or year round work are less involved in negative activities and are more apt to become successful and participatory citizens.
You may have work opportunities, projects to be completed or an interest in teaching projects/experiences where youth can be of assistance to your business. If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact Gladys at glebron-martinez@masshireholyoke.org   or (413) 322-7143.
Please read the letter to our business partners and complete the job posting form if you are interested in participating this summer. We want to thank you in advance, and we look forward to your reply at your earliest convenience.
UNEMPLOYMENT

If you need to file an unemployment claim please call  (877) 626-6800 , or you can do so online at  https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-unemployment-benefits


Here is a list of Helpful Unemployment Information and more: 


WELCOME
TO OUR NEW STAFF MEMBERS!

We are happy to announce that the following individuals recently joined the MassHire Holyoke team. 

Ingrid Arvelo , Administrative Assistant
Jonah Badiab , Westfield High School Career Center Coordinator
Carmen Pagan , Employment Support Specialist, Reentry and Recovery Program
Diana Rodriguez ,  Employment Support
Specialist, Reentry and Recovery Program