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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a fee to use the Career Center?

No, all of the main services available at the Career Center are free of charge to all members

Q: Do I have to be unemployed to use the Career Center?

No, you do not need to be out for the Career Center to assist you.

Q: What is the Resource Library?

The Resource Library is an area within the Center that provides practical tools to assist job seekers in finding employment, including: personal computers with internet access and the Microsoft Office Suite of programs, printer, copier, fax machine, limited supply of resume paper and envelopes, business  trade, and LMI publications, job search tips for success and librarian to Asssit with job search.

The Library is fully staffed. To accommodate all, there is a 2-hour limit per day for customers using the Resource Library.

Q: Do you provide daycare while we are using the services at the Career Center?

No. We do not provide daycare.

Q: Are children allowed to be with their parents while their parents are participating in Workshops or using the Resource Library?

No. Parents need to make childcare arrangements prior to participating in Career Center activities.

Q: Where should I park?

For our Southbridge Center, parking is available on-site at no charge. For our Worcester Center, we recommend parking at the Worcester Public Library parking lot, 3 Salem Square. There are 3-hour meters throughout the lot and 10-hour meters in the rows located to the rear of the lot. There are also several parking garages available. More information can be found on our list of Worcester Area Parking Lots.

Q: Does the Career Center validate parking?

No, we do not.

Q: Are you located on a bus route?

Our Worcester Career  Center is conveniently accessible by public transportation. Our Southbridge Center is not on a bus route.

Q: I am a Workforce Central member. Can I go to other career centers in the state?

Yes. Workforce Central Career Center is one of more than 30 Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers. We are part of a nationwide network funded by the United States Department of Labor. Once you have attended a Career Center Seminar at Workforce Central, you will become a member and at be eligible to use the services of any of the other MassHire Career Centers.

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