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MassHire Department of Career Services
  • Leverett Saltonstall Building, 100 Cambridge Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
  • 617-626-5300
  • Job Search Training
Work Participant Program (WPP) – MassHire Boston Career Center
Program activities:

WPP is a partnership between DTA and the Massachusetts Department of Career Services through MassHire Career Centers providing scaled up targeted Job Search and related services to TAFDC and SNAP participants.  This partnership provides additional employment supports to participants through the network of MassHire Career Centers. Through WPP, you will receive access to individualized career counseling and guidance, workshops, job fairs, employer recruitment, and access to free resources to assist with job search and applications.


  • Individualized job coaching
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Resume writing
  • Access to digital resources
  • Access to certificate programs
  • Statewide and national job listing
  • English language skills
  • Vocational Skills training
  • Direct employer connections

For career center hours, events, and training information or to get started visit the MassHire Boston Career Center website:


Note to DTA clients:

The WPP program serves SNAP and TAFDC participants.  To participate in WPP through SNAP PATH to work, you must be a SNAP applicant or recipient.

    • SNAP clients:   If you have questions about eligibility, enrollment, or participant supports, contact a DTA SNAP Path to Work Specialist: (888) 483-0255


Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

SNAP and TAFDC clients seeking employment or occupational or vocational training

Information About Program Hours: Participation hours and duration will vary based on individualized employment & training plan.
Rolling Admission: Yes
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Schedule varies Individualized job coaching, career center workshops, job search activity, education or skills training
Is the program offered remotely? Possible, but not typical
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

1010 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02119Take the Orange Line to the Massachusetts Avenue stop or the Green Line to Auditorium. From there, take the #1 bus heading down Mass Ave. toward Boston Medical Center. Stay on the bus as it passes Boston Medical Center and turns onto Albany Street then onto Melnea Cass Boulevard. Get off the bus at the corner of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Harrison Avenue. Boston Career Link is located on the opposite corner of the intersection, at Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries.
Other requirements: For participation through SNAP PATH to work, you must be a SNAP applicant or recipient.
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Telephone: 617-541-1400
Program code: JVS-WPP-MHBCC
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes