Launch My Career

JVS CareerSolution knows that your early professional life is vital to developing a career that fulfils your goals and needs. We are committed to connecting you to the tools, resources and expertise required for your desired career. Our experienced staff offers workshops, career-coaching and career-planning strategies to assist you.

We do this by providing:

  • Workshops to develop the skills and knowledge you need
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Information on recruiting, job fairs and networking events
  • Help addressing potential barriers to employment
  • Information on skills training and education programs
  • Access to our Career Resource Center
  • Customized Services

Featured Tool: The Career Gateway

Find A Job

JVS CareerSolution offers you the tools, expertise and resources you need to find a job and build a career. Our experienced staff will inspire your job search through workshops, career coaching and sharing proven job-hunting strategies.

We do this by providing:

Helpful Websites – Employment Resources on the Internet

Featured Tool: The Career Gateway

Navigate Unemployment

Unemployment  Insurance Benefits

The Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) administers the Unemployment Insurance program, providing temporary assistance to unemployed Massachusetts workers.
Unemployment insurance (UI) provides benefits to Massachusetts’ workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. UI is just that: insurance. It is a temporary income protection program for workers who have lost their jobs and who are able to work, available for work, and are looking for employment.


Funding for UI benefits comes from contributions paid by the state’s employers; no deductions are made from workers’ salaries. Employers pay quarterly contributions to the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Each employer’s contribution rate is based upon that employer’s experience with layoffs and the UI benefits paid to former workers who collected during the prior year. This is why your employer may choose to protest your claim for benefits, particularly if you left your job voluntarily or were fired for good cause.


The Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Law (Chapter 151A of the General Laws of the Commonwealth) governs the UI program. Legislation passed by the state’s House of Representative and Senate, and signed into law by the Governor may change certain sections of the law from time to time. In many respects, the state’s UI law must also conform to federal law governing unemployment insurance nationally. Copies of the state law are available online, in most libraries, and at all One-Stop Career Centers.