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Employment Support Resources: Home

Navigating the Guide

Use the tabs above or the links here to navigate this guide. If you are having any issues or have any questions, please reach out to the Stevens librarians at SMLRefServices@northandoverma.gov.

MA Library Collaborative Over-50 Job Seekers Upcoming Event

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group -- Photographs For LinkedIn

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 6:00—8:00 PM

Meeting Room, Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876

Members of the 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group are invited to get professional headshots taken for their LinkedIn profiles. Email librarian Robert Hayes at rhayes@tewksburypl.org or Debbie at dhopeassociates@gmail.com to sign up for a 15-minute session and for more details.

The discounted headshot rate is $35

 

Adult Evening Programs

With state funding, Career Technical Initiative (CTI) will be providing 6 courses during Fall 2021 in the Merrimack Valley region.


MassHire is holding virtual Information sessions for individuals interested in these training programs every Monday at 1 PM and Thursday at 9 AM until the classes are filled. To register for an Information Session, people need to call their main number at 978-722-7000.

Greater Lawrence Technical School will offer Welding, Plumbing, and Automotive Technology. Courses at Whittier Vocational Technical School will include Advanced Manufacturing, Welding, and Marine Technology. These are evening programs which will run from 4 – 8 PM, Monday through Thursday, beginning September 20th and ending in December. To be eligible people need to be a resident of Massachusetts, eligible to work in the U.S., unemployed or underemployed, have a high school credential, and be at least 18 years of age.

 

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How to use this guide

Welcome to the Stevens Memorial Library’s online hub for Employment Support which includes information from Library databases as well as additional helpful external sites.

Whether you are a job seeker who needs to brush up on your interview, resume, cover letter, or networking skills, or are a budding entrepreneur starting your own business, or are considering a career change, our online Employment Support services are here to help.

The home page here will be used to post current events, updates, and more.

Many of these resources may require a library card to access. If you need help obtaining a library card please give us a call or email using the contact on the right-hand side of this page.

Mass Internet Connect

Job Hunting?  MA resident working with MassHire actively seeking a job?  Need Internet connectivity?

FREE DIGITAL! The Mass Internet Connect program supports job-seekers who needs financial support with digital/internet connectivity, computer (laptop) access, or online access education for unemployed MA residents who satisfy program requirements. This program is about access and affordability, so it’s available to any job seeker who lacks digital access.

For information, call the MASSHIRE Merrimack Valley Career Center at 978-722-7000 and ask for the Mass Internet Connect program and eligibility, or go online at

https://masshiremvcc.com/mass-internet-connect-program/.

The Mass Internet Connect* program is a partnership between the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) and MassHire, with implementation assistance by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, to address the digital divide and support digital literacy and equity.

Note: In order to ensure security of personal information, MassHire Career Centers require release from the customer verbally to enroll them in the program. Once at MassHire, the job seeker must register on JobQuest for this service.

*The following link provides details on the Mass Internet Connect program

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/how-mass-internet-connect-works

Upcoming Employment Support Events

We are proud to sponsor the Mass. Library Collaborative 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group! The group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am on Zoom.

For more information please visit our Library Calendar to see all planned topics and registration information. 

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Educational Opportunities for Job Seekers

Learning Opportunities For Job Seekers At Middlesex

Learn about opportunities available at Middlesex Community College for job seekers and career changers, such as certificate programs and online degree programs. For information, contact  Jennifer Migliozzi, Assistant Director of Admissions at Middlesex Community College, at MIGLIOZZIJ   @middlesex.mass.edu.