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.

WARNING - Unemployment claimis are now taking around 10 weeks to process up from. 3-4 weeks due to the large amount of fraudulent claims. As result, all claimants may be asked to prove their identities. Also if you should receive a text message that says there is a problem with your unemployment claim Do not respond - it is fraudulent!

The House passed Biden’s Covid-19 relief package this weekend with no Republican support, setting up an imminent vote in the Senate. The Senate will likely strip out that provision about the $15 minimum wage that its parliamentarian ruled against last week in order for Democrats to use a method to pass it by simple majority. Then, if it passes, it’s back to the House for another quick vote before reaching Biden’s desk. Republicans are not happy over the fact that the whole thing could pass without any GOP support, but Biden says there’s “no time to waste” in getting the aid promised to small businesses, schools and families in need.

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 Exteneded 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_02/28/21

Other: Job Posting_02/22/21 to 02/28/21

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  - your resume must 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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