Employee, Employer & Educational Resources

Employee/Employer Resources

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center (FHCC)

MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center provides employment and training services at no charge to businesses and job seekers in Franklin and Hampshire counties and in the North Quabbin area of Massachusetts.

Layoff Aversion and Management

If your workplace is laying off workers, temporarily closing or downsizing due to COVID-19, assistance can be provided to you and your employees. For more information, please contact MassHire Department of Career Services (MDCS) Rapid Response Unit at (617) 626-5300 or by visiting the website.

Educational Resources

The Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development

The Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development is a resource for workforce training, professional development providing affordable, customized programming to assist businesses and individuals in achieving their goals. You can contact GCC by emailing kittredgecenter@hcc.edu.. 

Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College offers a very broad curriculum of degree, non-degree and professional development courses including the fields of health care, nursing, emergency medical services, accounting, criminal justice, computer information systems

Business West Resource Guidebook

The Business West Resource Guidebook is an annual publication which provides information on myriad businesses, nonprofits, and regional institutions. We urge you to make full use of the information this guide contains to both grow your company and grasp the breadth and depth of the local business community.

The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project provides free basic education and high school equivalency classes to adults at 5 locations in Western Massachusetts and online. The Literacy Project will work with any adult who is seeking to improve skills, become qualified to find employment or work towards a GED or a college degree.

Center for New Americans

The Center for New Americans is a community based, non-profit adult education center that provides the under-served immigrant, refugee and migrant communities of the Western Massachusetts Pioneer Valley with education and resources to learn English, become involved community members and obtain the skills necessary to maintain economic independence and stability.

International Language Institute of Massachusetts

The International Language Institute (ILI) offers a broad curriculum of teaching English and foreign languages to students interested in speaking or teaching these languages. The ILI also offers a University Pathways program that transitions students attending ILI with selected colleges and universities.