1010 Harrison Avenue
29 Winter Street
One-Stop Career Centers are the primary employment services provider for adults in Boston. They are also an entry point into skills training programs and a resource for those looking for training. Boston has two career centers - Boston Career Link and JVS CareerSolution – each of which provide information on job openings and workshops on job search strategies, writing a resume and cover letter, and how to conduct a successful job interview.
Career center staff provide specialized assistance and support for individuals who find it exceptionally difficult to find a job. Staff also work with businesses to assist them in finding qualified and skilled individuals for their workforce. The career centers sponsor job fairs, on-site recruitment, and targeted outreach activities for business customers.
For more information, contact Angela McCabe, Workforce Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-488-1355.
Shiu Yip Cheung personifies what career centers do for job seekers, employers, and the community. For the past 12 years, Shiu Yip has worked with career center customers who need additional training — first at Boston Career Link and more recently at JVS CareerSolution. He assesses a customer’s skills and aspirations in order to identify an appropriate training program. Then he works with the customer to assemble the proposal necessary for the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD) to consider and award a federally funded training voucher.
When a large-scale layoff results in an influx of new career center customers, OWD often secures a National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support training and reemployment services. Shiu Yip meets the displaced workers individually to help them cope with the loss of employment and imagine a new career direction. Once new training money becomes available, he is able to move dozens of men and women onto new career paths. Given the nature of recent layoffs, his ability to speak both Cantonese and Mandarin has proven invaluable.
Shiu Yip’s commitment goes well beyond making it possible for career center customers to enroll in training. He stays in touch with his customers and the training providers throughout the program. He understands that everyone wins when program completion leads to quality employment, and he stays involved until the job gets done.Read Less>