Employment / Training Opportunities
Bridge to College and Careers Program (VOC): Are you a High School Graduate or do you already have a HiSet or GED? If so, are you interested in attending college or a technical training program? Sign-up for our program! Instruction in Math, Reading, and Writing to prepare you for the college placement test. Classes are FREE! Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Valley Opportunity Council 35 Mt. Carmel Ave, 3rd FL Chicopee, MA 01013. For more information call (413) 612-0206.
MassHire: MassHire Career Centers serve as a vital link between workers and employers to bring about economic opportunity. Career Centers are helping put Massachusetts’ citizens back on the payroll, one person and one job at a time. The two closest MassHire career centers to Chicopee are the MassHire Springfield and Holyoke offices.
Upward Bound: US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20202.
Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.For more information about the Veterans Upward Bound Program visit their website at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/triovub/index.html or contact them at 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327).
VA-Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E): You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. See more at the website: http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/
VA Education and Training: The VA can help you cover the cost of furthering your education and skills through benefits to pay for tuition, housing, training, and other expenses related to your education. See more at their website https://explore.va.gov/Education-Training?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8tXSkqGB1QIVViWBCh1HXQVgEAAYAyAAEgJVXvD_BwE
Veterans Employment & Training Services (VETS) Program: Visit Mass Gov's Veterans employment and training opportunites at their website; Veterans CDL Training: Apply Now! Get your truck driving training now! For more information visit the website at http://www.mass.gov/veterans/employment-and-training/assistance/veterans-employment-and-training-services.html .
Westover Job Corps: Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program please visit their website: https://westover.jobcorps.gov/
https://westover.jobcorps.gov/employment - Click the link to see the open positions for June 2019 at Westover Job Corps. Contact our office at (413) 594-3470 for a full list of the current open positions for the month or stop by our office at 36 Center Street for a list.
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/zipcares/veterans - "Career opportunities for the brave men and women who have served our country. We salute you."
http://www.mgmspringfield.com/careers/opportunities.aspx - MGM Springfield would create many thousands of permanent direct jobs, construction-related jobs and indirect jobs. Career opportunities at MGM Springfield will cover a wide spectrum of employment from entry level to management, including administration, finance, legal, hotel operations and engineering. Our resorts require hundreds of different job classifications, from those requiring advanced degrees to those simply requiring a positive attitude and a willingness to work. MGM will place a strong emphasis on local and regional recruitment. As part of MGM's commitment to its employees and the community, we will offer a comprehensive package of pay and benefits to our employees.
https://www.va.gov/jobs/ - "Build your Career"
https://recruitmilitary.com/ - "We provide the spark that ignites organizations to excel, by helping them hire and retain America's best talent — its veterans. Sign up and discover the demand for mission-oriented, disciplined men and women."
http://vetjobs.com/ - VetJobs services makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and, due to the services provided by VetJobs, are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines as well as their family members.
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/ - If you’re a Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference, as well as other veteran specific hiring options.
http://www.massachusettsjobnetwork.com/ - "Start Your Job Search Today"
https://veteransinc.applicantpool.com/jobs/ - "Veterans Inc.’s mission is to help veterans re-gain control of their lives so we can eliminate homelessness among veterans. In many cases, Veterans Inc. actually saves lives, as our clients tell us time and again. We aim to remain a leading provider of services that improve the lives of veterans and their families by providing the highest quality services; and continuing to create new opportunities in the areas of health, employment and housing."
http://www.hireveterans.com/ - "Jobs for Americas Best since 2003"
https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/hiring-our-heroes - Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
http://veteranrecruiting.com - The (VRC) Veteran Recruitment Center enables you to research companies, view/apply for jobs, chat with recruiters, and build your network as you seek your next opportunity.
https://www.vets.gov/employment/ - "We can support you in all stages of your job search. We’ve teamed up with the Department of Labor to give you career advice, help building your résumé, and access to employers who want to hire Veterans and military spouses."
https://www.indeed.com/ - Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages!
http://www.masslive.com/jobs/ - Check out local Western Mass careers!
http://mass-veterans.jobs/ - Job searches for Veterans.
https://www.usajobs.gov/ - The Federal Government offers unique hiring paths (also known as a hiring authority) to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. See some of the hiring paths here!
http://www.americasjobexchange.com/- Millions of hard–working, non–executive professionals use America’s Job Exchange to conduct successful job searches online. Job seekers can not only search thousands of job postings, they can also access a comprehensive set of career management tools, job alerts for relevant opportunities, and the latest news about the job market.