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As unemployment spikes because of Covid-19, greater Boston’s antipoverty agency ABCD brings its workforce-development  expertise for anyone via MassHire Metro North Career Centers, in Woburn and Cambridge.

With fortunate timing, ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) has assumed operations of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers in Cambridge, Woburn, and Chelsea. With one million state residents unemployed, the result of record job losses since the Covid-19 pandemic began, ABCD meets this crisis with operational efficiency, workforce-development experience and a history of program innovation.

In June, the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board announced the selection of ABCD as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Centers. 

The MassHire Metro North Career Centers in Cambridge, Woburn, and Chelsea have temporarily suspended face-to-face services and meetings to safeguard the well-being of our communities and to slow the contagion of Covid-19. 

However, staff are working remotely and are available by phone or email. For more information, visit masshiremncareers.com.

The MassHire Metro North Career Centers serve the following cities and towns with locations in Cambridge, Woburn and Chelsea:

Arlington, Belmont, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Watertown, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.

ABCD offers the capacity to deliver major public programs with a human touch. The agency’s current portfolio is characterized by complex, large-scale projects with stringent standards for accountability, a focus on customer service and measurable outcomes. ABCD often collaborates with some of the largest businesses in Massachusetts. At the same time, the organization draws on decades of experience in working with individuals and families facing the most challenging social and economic barriers.

“We are looking forward to working with the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board and the exceptional team at the Metro North Career Centers to support and connect job seekers with their next position while meeting employers’ staffing needs,” ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew said in a news release. “Of course, we couldn’t have anticipated the Covid-19 pandemic and its disastrous fallout. Through this partnership, we’ll have the opportunity to leverage our strengths in providing wraparound services to further help folks who are struggling.”

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