Job Seeker Services

What is the Career Center?

The Career Center is the employment resource and training network for residents and businesses of the Greater New Bedford area. We provide services that prepare adults and youth for entry, re-entry and advanced opportunities in the workforce. Our professional staff help members develop the skills needed for successful careers.

Ready to Build a Better Future?

Take the first step by becoming a member of the Greater New Bedford Career Center. Connecting with a new job, a new career, or educational opportunities has never been easier. Resources are available to help you set and reach your goals at the Career Center.

To begin receiving services from the Career Center, you should apply for a  membership online. If you prefer, you can also apply for a membership in person at the Career Center. 

Who can Become a Member?

Everyone can join! However, more intensive services like training may require eligibility determination. You will need to bring the following eligibility documentation in with you when you come to the Career Center for the first time for services.

What Resources are Available to Me at the Career Center?

  • Access to internet employment opportunities
  • Use of copiers, fax machines and telephones
  • Use of personal computers and printers
  • A job search library

Do I Qualify for Training?

If you are collecting Unemployment Insurance (UI) you may be eligible to continue collecting unemployment benefits while attending a Section 30 approved training.  You can search for  Section 30 approved training that is available in your area.

What other types of SPECIAL PROGRAMS are available?

  • Dislocated Workers
  • Youth Services
  • Veterans’ Services
  • Trade Adjustment Act
  • Transitional Assistance

What Services Does A Member Receive?

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resource Center for Job Search
  • Job Matching
  • Job Fairs
  • On-Site Employer Recruitment
  • Labor Market Information
  • Community Resource Information

Other Member Privileges

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Veteran’s Employment Counseling
  • Resume Development  
  • Educational Assessment
  • Continuing Education Information
  • Interviewing Guidance
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Career Counseling / Planning
  • Job Application Completion
  • Job Clubs / Networking
  • Skills and Interest Assessment
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Re-employment Opportunities
  • Post Placement Services

Other Services

  • On-The-Job Training Opportunities
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • GED / Adult Education Program Referrals