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Career Center Hours of Operation:

New Bedford Career Center:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wareham Career Center:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1. How do I open or reopen a claim, resolve a benefits problem, etc.?

If you need to open a claim, reopen a claim or resolve a problem, the TeleClaim Center is available to serve your needs. The TeleClaim Center can be reached toll free at 1-877-626-6800. When you call the TeleClaim Center, you will be asked to enter your social security number and the year you were born -- using the numbers on a touch-tone telephone. You will then be transferred to an agent who will take the information necessary to file your claim. The hours for the TeleClaim Center are 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Best times to phone are later in the day and towards the end of the week.

2. How can the Greater New Bedford Career Center system help me refocus on my next job?

The Greater New Bedford Career Centers can assist you through job search workshops offering a variety of job search strategies, access to online job listings, career counseling, and more. For job search assistance, please visit the New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford or visit the Wareham Career Center at 48 Marion Road, Wareham. We offer a Career Center Seminar where you can learn about all our services. Please call the New Bedford Career Center at 508-990-4000 or the Wareham Career Center at 508-295-6171 to sign up for a Career Center Seminar.

3. I saw an advertisement for a job and I have to contact the Greater New Bedford Career Center. Can’t I go straight to the company advertising the job?

No, you must contact the Greater New Bedford Career Center system. Many employers choose to use the Employer Services offered through the Greater New Bedford Career Center system to take applications, conduct interviews, and do testing when necessary. If you are interested in the job please come in to the New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford, or the Wareham Career Center at 48 Marion Road, Wareham and a staff person will help you.

4. What is the Greater New Bedford Career Center system?

The Greater New Bedford Career Center system provides employment related services. For job seekers we offer many resources to help you with your job search, including possible training scholarships. For employers we can post job openings, refer suitable candidates and provide a variety of other recruitment and workforce development services.

5. Who can use the services of the Greater New Bedford Career Center system?

Both job seekers and employers can use the services of the Greater New Bedford Career Center system. As a job seeker you can use the extensive services offered to find a job or explore training options. Please visit the New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford or the Wareham Career Center at 48 Marion Road in Wareham. We offer a Career Center Seminar where you can learn about all our services. Please call the New Bedford Career Center at 508-990-4000 or the Wareham Career Center at 508-295-6171 to register.

For employers, the Greater New Bedford Career Center offers a wide variety of services for your business needs. We offer access to qualified applicants, applicant pre-screening, posting of jobs, assistance with small and large-scale recruitment activities, workforce training and other services. Our Business Services staff will work with you to assist you in your specific business needs including training through grant funding if needed.

6. Can I get free training?

There are many sources for training scholarships. If you would like to find out if you may be eligible for a training scholarship, you can register for a Career Center Seminar by stopping by the New Bedford or Wareham Career Center. A staff member will meet with you and discuss some possibilities. We offer everyone job search workshops and help in finding a job.

7. Can you find me a job?

We can help you in your job search. The Greater New Bedford Career Center system offers extensive services to assist you in finding a job. Please stop by the New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford or the Wareham Career Center at 48 Marion Road in Wareham. We offer a Career Center Seminar where you can learn about all our services. Please call the New Bedford Career Center at 508-990-4000 or the Wareham Career Center at 508-295-6171 to register.

8. How do I get to the New Bedford Career Center?

From I-195 East or West:
Take exit 15, (Route 18/Downtown)
Take Purchase Street exit. At the end of the ramp is a traffic light.
Take a left onto Purchase Street and proceed to the next traffic light.
Take a left - go over the highway (Hillman Street) and proceed to stop sign.
Take a left onto Acushnet Avenue and proceed ¼ mile to the Career Center.

NOTE: It's the first brick building on the right hand side of the street. Visitor’s parking lot is located on the right side of building. Main entrance is on Acushnet Avenue.

9. How do I get to the Wareham Career Center?

From Boston and Points North
From Route 24 go south to Route 495 (Cape Cod). Follow 495 to Exit 1 (Route 195 West, Wareham/New Bedford). Stay in the right lane to Exit 21 (Wareham, Route 28) because this exit comes up immediately. At the top of the exit ramp turn left onto route 28. Follow past the Police station (on right) and then bear right at the fork in the road at the light (Texaco Station). Turn right onto the third road on the right, which is Gibbs Ave (just before the Village Green - Stone church on right). Follow Gibbs Ave to the end and turn left onto Route 6. At the top of the rise, turn onto the second road on the left into the parking lot. The Wareham Town Hall will be on your right and across the parking lot to your left you will see another building which is the 48 Marion Road (Wareham Multi-Service Center). The Wareham Career Center is located in the Wareham Multi-Service Center building. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

From Providence RI and Points South
From Interstate 95 go to Interstate 195 East. Follow Interstate 195 East to Exit 21 (Wareham, Route 28) and bear right off the exit ramp onto Route 28. Follow past the Police station (on right) and then bear right at the fork in the road at the light (Texaco Station). Turn right onto the third road on the right, which is Gibbs Ave (just before the Village Green - Stone church on right). Follow Gibbs Ave to the end and turn left onto Route 6. At the top of the rise, turn onto the second road on the left into the parking lot. The Wareham Town Hall will be on your right and across the parking lot to your left you will see another building which is the 48 Marion Road (Wareham Multi-Service Center). The Wareham Career Center is located in the Wareham Multi-Service Center building. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

From Cape Cod
From Route 25 go to Route 195 West. Just after entering Route 195 bear to the right as soon as possible to take Exit 21 (Wareham, Route 28) because this exit comes up immediately. At the top of the exit ramp turn left onto route 28. Follow past the Police station (on right) and then bear right at the fork in the road at the light (Texaco Station). Turn right onto the third road on the right which is Gibbs Ave (just before the Village Green - Stone church on right). Follow Gibbs Ave to the end and turn left onto Route 6. At the top of the rise, turn onto the second road on the left into the parking lot. The Wareham Town Hall will be on your right and across the parking lot to your left you will see another building which is the 48 Marion Road (Wareham Multi-Service Center). The Wareham Career Center is located in the Wareham Multi-Service Center building. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

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