Employment Services Program


~~“The Employment Services Program (ESP) funds employment and training services for recipients of TAFDC. The program provides education, occupational skills and employment support services to clients. Administered by the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), ESP providers contract for services throughout Massachusetts. ESP helps recipients meet the employment/training requirements of TAFDC. ESP offers multiple services including:
•Competitive Integrated Employment Services (CIES) helps clients find work by offering education and skills training, job development and placement.
•Young Parents Program serves pregnant or parenting TAFDC clients between the ages of 14 and 21 who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Services include counseling, education, life and parenting skills and job training and placement services. The program aims to help youth attain a diploma or GED and to assist them in securing employment through vocational education and training.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Department of Transitional Assistance
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