Jeffrey Turgeon, Executive Director, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board
Janice R. Weekes, Director, MassHire Central Career Center
To file a new Unemployment Insurance claim or reopen an established claim online:
More information can be found on the How to File a Claim for Unemployment Paphlet.
UI Online is available 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. The call center phone line is 877-626-6800.
The MassHire Central Region Workforce Board is a public/private partnership, serving needs of both employers and job seekers of all types. The board collaboratively develops and implements strategies for job readiness and skills advancement, leveraging community resources that promote economic wellness within the region's 38 cities and towns.
Our primary role is to convene civic and business leadership and utilize their insights to direct public funds aimed at building the skills of the workforce in our area. We also oversee the region's two Career Centers located in Worcester and Southbridge.
For more information please visit:
Available are the agendas and minutes for the Full Board and Standing Committees.
Note: The Central MA Workforce Investment Board (CMWIB) was renamed to the MassHire Central Region Workforce Board (MCRWB) on September 6, 2018.
The Working Lunch highlights workforce development in Central Massachusetts, the State and the Nation with the latest employment trends and job search tips. This lively show airs on WCUW 91.3 FM 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month and replayed on Spectrum Channel 192.
September 18, 2020
The Working Lunch From Home, Ep. 83, August 2020
May 27, 2020
The Working Lunch From Home, Ep. 82B May 2020 MassHire Career Centers Services
May 27, 2020
The Working Lunch From Home, Ep. 82A, May 2020 Business Resources during COVID-19
May 5, 2020
The Working Lunch From Home, Ep. 81A April 2020 - Emergency Childcare Services
May 5, 2020
The Working Lunch From Home, Ep. 81B April 2020 - MassHire Partnership with JobGet Mobile App
February 19, 2020
The Working Lunch, Ep. 80, February 2020
January 21, 2020
The Working Lunch, Ep. 79, January 2020
December 18, 2019
The Working Lunch, Ep. #78, December 2019
The MassHire Central Career Center brings you the best of our community's employment and training resources in two central locations: Worcester and Southbridge. As a federally and state-funded Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center, they provide employment services for both job seekers and employers. The City of Worcester Division of Workforce Development operates the Career Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Career Services.
MassHire Central Career Center is a part of the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers network, comprised of more than 30 Centers statewide. The One-Stop Career Centers are a nationwide workforce development program funded by the United States Department of Labor.
For more information, please visit:
Worcester Jobs Fund
The Fund was created to better connect Worcester residents with good jobs made available through development projects and job expansion activities. The effort prepares residents for employment in viable long-term career pathways where there is an immediate workforce need through activities such as job training, job recruitment, and related services.
Worcester Night Life
The Night Life Division offers career technical training and lifelong learning at Worcester Technical High School. Courses and workshops are designed to meet the needs of employers, job seekers and lifelong learners. Worcester Public Schools operates the Night Life Division of Adult Continuing Education in partnership with MassHire and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.
340 Main Street, Suite 400
Worcester, MA 01608
MassHire Central Region Workforce Board
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MassHire Central Career Center
Monday - Thursday
8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.