No longer accepting applications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded a workforce development program by the City of Worcester’s MassHire Central Region Workforce Board to recruit, train, and place in stable, full-time jobs unemployed and underemployed residents from communities affected by environmental pollution, economic disinvestment, and Brownfields. Environmental remediation positions are in high demand and offer starting salaries of $18-$20/hour or more.
“The term ‘brownfield site’ means real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.” (Federal Brownfields Act of 2002)
In addition to providing free training that leads to four nationally recognized certifications, the Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program offers free job placement assistance to participants who complete the three-week training.
“I want to thank MassHire for the opportunity to further my business licensing and help me grow with qualified candidates! Participating in this training also helped me discover all the other services MassHire offers. I can’t wait to work with MassHire in the future.” (A.V., May ’22 graduate)
Watch this video from a program graduate!