Dear valued customer,

The MassHire Berkshire Career Center has been pleased to assist our constituents with their unemployment questions while Department of Unemployment Assistance has been working to provide their services remotely.

As DUA continues to add staff, we will be referring all unemployment questions to their workflow. Please know that we are still providing job search and workforce development services and will be here to assist in your job search efforts.

Additional Resources 

5-26-2020-  Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims are being filed across the country. Please report via the below link if you suspect someone may be committing fraud. https://www.mass.gov/forms/report-unemployment-insurance-fraud-online 

5-21-20 – COVID-19 and Unemployment: What you need to know. Below is a link to the Department of Unemployment Assistance website to help answer your unemployment questions. https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-and-unemployment-what-you-need-to-know

4-30-20 – Long Term Care Portal – Be a Healthcare Hero!! If you have a passion for helping people, we need you! Nurses, CNAs, medical assistants, community health workers, and more are being matched to employment opportunities in the long-term care industry in Massachusetts.
Use the portal below for healthcare professionals to REGISTER hiring needs and for healthcare professionals to REGISTER their information to be matched to a facility’s need

4-27-20 – Additional Paycheck Protection Program resources now available on EOHED’s website:  https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program.  Using the SBA data, EOHED published a list of institutions that provided loans to Massachusetts companies during the first round of funding.

4-20-20 – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals unable to work because of a COVID-19 related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits.  Apply now.  Recursos en espanol.

4-15-2020 ­– Below is the link to the Unemployment Assistance Contact Request Form https://www.mass.gov/forms/covid-19-department-of-unemployment-assistance-contact-request

Below is a link to additional information we encourage you to review. https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-unemployment-and-coronavirus-covid-19