Young Adult Employment

Employers, providing a good first job to Boston’s young adults can make an incredible difference in their lives while meeting your needs for entry level employees.

To connect with BPS graduates who are ready to get started on their careers, please consider partnering with the Young Adult Career Center, a new project of the PIC and JVS located within the MassHire Downtown Career Center. The initiative adds dedicated space and six specialized staff to the Career Center’s services to prepare young adults to succeed in a range of employment opportunities. One key goal is to connect these young people to jobs with high quality career potential.

Another key goal is to prepare a pool of talented young adults so that they are ready to meet the needs of local employers. JVS and the PIC are collaborating to conduct high volume outreach to the community so that young adults become aware of the services and opportunities available to them. The YACC team prepares young people through interest inventories, skills assessments, job career exploration, and job training.

The Career Center engages employers through job fairs and on-site interviews, as well as direct and customized referrals. Employers provide input on the preparation of employees for the workplace, as well as on the type of skills that are currently needed.

For more information on how the YACC works with employers, please contact Emily MacMillan, Program Manager, MassHire Downtown Boston.