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.

Because the Continued Assistance for Unemployed =Workers Act of 2020, which extends benefits under the CARES Act, and provides new qualification requirements, was signed on December 27, 2020. Individuals collecting benefits under the OPUA and PEUC programs may be eligible for benefits for week ending January 2, 2021.

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment (DUA) has already implements some the provisions of the Continued Assistance Act of 202:

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

  • As of January 6, 2021, DUA has implemented FPUC for UI Claimants, The additional $300 was added to weekly benefit payments for week ending January 2, 2021.
  • PUA Claimants will receive their FPUC payments beginning Monday, January 11, 202

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

  • DUA has implemented the extended PEUC program, Eligible claimants will receive payment for the week ending January 2, 2021.
  • For many PEUC claimants, the PEUC Program will conclude the week ending March 13, 2021. However, claimants who are receiving PEUC during the week of March 13.2021 and have not yet exhausted their 24 weeks will be abler to claim PEUC through week ending April 10, 2021.

High Unemployment Period Exe=tneded Benefits (HUP EB)

HUB EB will remain active due to continued federal funding until conditions for the 20-week entitlement "trigger-off" or until the week ending March 13, 2021. Eligible claimants are receiving their weekly benefits.

DUA is working as swiftly as possible to make the remaining necessary changes. Implementation updates and payment timelines for the remaining programs are as follows:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

  • DUA has implemented the extended PUA program and payments after the week ending December 26, 2020 will be paid beginning on Monday, January 11, 2020. Claimants should continue to file weekly claim certifications as scheduled.

Current Job postings:

North Shore: JobQuest_01/10/21

Other: Jobs_01/01/21 to 01/10/21

If you have been laid off then apply for Unemployment:

If you are applying for any position, especially from the list that we post on this website each week 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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