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Northampton Access Point: Forbes Library

The Franklin Hampshire Career Center and Forbes Library have created a partnership to provide Career Center satellite services at Forbes Library, located at 20 West Street in Northampton. Career Center staff provide selective services on certain days.
For the days and times please see “Workshops & Events”, Northampton Access Point: Forbes Library.

Franklin Hampshire Career Center continues to offer a full-range of services in Greenfield at One Arch Place Building, 6 Arch Street, Greenfield. For a listing of services, please view our website: http://www.fhcc-onestop.com
or call the Greenfield Career Center at 413-774-4361, for more information.

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Wednesday afternoon at the Forbes Library
Career Center Seminar
To register, please call the Greenfield Career Center:
413-774-4361 / 800-457-2603 (toll free)

 

About the Franklin Hampshire Career Center

The Franklin Hampshire Career Center supports and promotes workforce and economic development in the region through the delivery of quality employment, training and education services that are responsive to and meet the needs of job seekers and employers.

Our offices are located in Northampton and Greenfield, with a satellite office in Orange, Massachusetts. We serve 50 municipalities across the Franklin Hampshire and North Quabbin area. In addition, the Career Center provides the following services to job seekers and employers.

The Franklin Hampshire Region

The Franklin Hampshire workforce development area is predominately rural. Twenty-nine of the towns in the area have populations less than 2000. It is the largest Workforce area in the state in geographical area, but the third or fourth smallest in population. The total population in 2000 was approximately 239,000, which is about 3.9% of the State’s total population. The total land area of the region is approximately 1,400 square miles or 17% of the State.  The economic centers of the region are located in its largest communities: Northampton, Amherst, Easthampton, Greenfield, Montague, Orange and Athol.

Current Industry Employment Trends

In terms of jobs, the largest industry sectors in the Franklin Hampshire area (including government sector jobs) are Education Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance, with approximately 34% of all jobs. Manufacturing, once the major industry sector in the Franklin Hampshire region, has lost many jobs in the last 20 years, but manufacturing still makes up more than 11% of all employment.

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