As you know, Governor Baker has declared a state of emergency. As a result the MA State has ask us to close all MassHire Career Centers throughout the state and to service all clients remotely. After a few days of resolving some new procedures, the MassHire North Shore Career Center Office has been able to adapt to the new situation.

Homelyn Augustin and I can service all Veterans requiring assistance  remotely. Our primary means of communication is through our work e-mails and video conferencing. Any phone calls to our work numbers are forwarded to our home locations. We will check our voice mails daily and will return your calls as soon as possible.


Two federal unemployment benefit programs powered by the CARES Act could soon end, leaving thousands of still-jobless with no more safety net. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which offers up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to jobless individuals not otherwise eligible for state unemployment benefits, will conclude after the week ending Dec. 26, according to federal law.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program that provides the unemployed who received state benefits with a 13-week extension will expire the same week. This deadline could come sooner for some who applied for unemployment at the start of the pandemic as they reach their maximum number of weeks of assistance. People who applied in mid-March will reach their 39-week benefit limit in mid-December. Both of these CARES Act programs will end once individuals meet their maximum number of weeks or by the week ending Dec. 26 — whichever comes first.

For the latest update information on Unemployment, please visit the Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online:

Current Job postings:

North Shore: JobQuest_11/22/20

Other: Jobs_11/15/20 to 11/22/20

If you have been laid off then apply for Unemployment:

If you are applying for any position, especially from the list I send out for  the North Shore then let us know because we may have a contact with the company recruiter. Also when applying for a position online then send me the actual job description and the copy of the resume you are going to use  - 99%- your resume will not work because it does not fit the Job posting. YOU CANNOT USE THE SAME RESUME FOR ALL JOBS.

 If you need any other assistance then please call your local veteran Service Office:

The United Way has set up an Economic Relief Fund to help with food, rent and bills.  Call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code for a list of agencies that can assist. In the meantime, stay away from groups, wash your hands frequently and stay safe

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