Finding a Job
Year Round or Summer
If you’re between the ages of 16-21 and you’re already working, chances are very good that someone you know helped you get that job. In Hampden County, our One-Stop Career Centers have Youth Specialists who can help connect you to employers who are hiring.
Please remember that Youth Specialists can not get you a job – you must do that. However, Youth Specialists can help you prepare for employment by helping you to fill out job applications, reading and critiquing your resume and helping you with practice interviews. They can also give you tips on how to spend your time even though you don’t have a job (like volunteering, and participating in an internship). Contact the Youth Specialist nearest you.
In Holyoke, contact Bud Delphin at CareerPoint by phone at (413) 532-4900 x104. In Springfield, contact Kevin Lynn at FutureWorks by phone at (413) 858-2854.
We have special programs during the summer months, for youth aged 14 and older that are both publicly and privately funded.
For a list of our publicly funded summer programs through our WIA or YouthWorks Youth Vendors, click on that contact form to the right.
While this summer has past, year-round services for eligible youth can be sought through the WIA Vendors.
For private sector summer jobs, in Holyoke, contact Bud Delphin at CareerPoint by phone at (413) 532-4900 x104. In Springfield, contact Gymmetta Brantley at FutureWorks by phone at (413) 858-2818.
For information on the REB’s Youth WorkReadiness Curriculum, click on link to right!