*please note* SPARK Holyoke has merged with E-for-All and no longer works within the capacity of the Chamber. For more information on Holyoke's entrepreneurship program - email here
If you're looking to hire, Greater Holyoke and the Pioneer Valley are well equipped with a quality workforce to support your business. The following organizations can help connect you with the right employee no matter the job. Follow any of these links or contact the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce with any of your employment questions.
Holyoke Works, affiliated with the Greater Holyoke Chamber Centennial Foundation, Inc., is a regionally renowned workforce development group serving adult job seekers in and around Holyoke, Massachusetts. Quite simply, we help these adults become ready for today’s job market through training programs and workplace education services. Holyoke Works is valuable to area employers as we work together to place these highly qualified employees. There is no team more dedicated or passionate about improving people’s lives than we at Holyoke Works.
TWO (Training & Workforce Options) is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College that provides affordable custom contract training for your business—at your business, on your schedule and customized to fit your company’s needs. TWO equips organizations of all sizes to succeed—and thrive—through a variety of professional development trainings and services. We are a certified Workforce Training Fund (WTF) vendor.
Since 1996, CareerPoint has been serving the workforce and economic development needs of individual job seekers, social service agencies, and the business community throughout Hampden County and beyond. Chartered through the Regional Employment Board, CareerPoint specializes in exceptional customer service, innovative programming, creative problem solving, and an entrepreneurial “can do” attitude. CareerPoint transforms the maze of complex, bureaucratic Employment and Training Programs into one seamless service delivery system for job seeking and employer customers alike. And we keep our sense of humor while we do it!
United Personnel is dedicated to serving the people and businesses of the Pioneer Valley, Connecticut and surrounding areas. We understand your challenges, as an employer and employee, and use these insights to provide the best staffing solutions for the region's light industrial, medical, administrative, and professional fields.
Training Resources of America Incorporated (TRA) is a private, non-profit organization that has been providing quality education, employment and training services in Massachusetts since 1975. Hundreds of employers statewide have met their employment needs by hiring TRA-trained employees and utilizing TRA's customized workplace literacy services. TRA's training programs are customized to be current with employment trends and responsive to the specific occupational needs of each particular area of the commonwealth.
FutureWorks is one of 33 One Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts. We provide a wide range of services & resources to job seekers and employers in Hampden County. These include: job postings; free workshops in resume writing, interviewing, salary negotiations and many more; use of computers, FAX machines, phones and copiers; and access to trained professionals to assist members in their job search, career planning and management.
Employers Association of the Northeast can help you analyze your training needs and will work with you to design a program tailored to your organization's culture. Membership in The Employers Association of the NorthEast offers your organization a wide array of services all designed to help improve workplace relations and to increase productivity with policies, practices and procedures that are compliant, motivating and appropriate. Our professional staff brings over 100 years of combined experience in labor and employment law, day-to-day human resource management, organizational development and strategic planning.