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Covid-19 Employment Resources

April 2, 2020

Employment and Income During Covid-19

Resources from First Source Jobs at Somerville Community Corporation

Has your job been impacted by the corona virus? First Source Jobs program staff are available to help. We can connect you to employment opportunities, help apply for unemployment benefits, and find other resources to help during this crisis. Please reach out to connect with us!

Update & Resources on COVID-19

March 17, 2020
Dear SCC Community, 
 
Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the SCC office will be closed until further notice. SCC is making every effort to continue to serve our members and constituents while also working to keep all of us as safe as possible from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Effective immediately we've taken the following steps:

First Source Comes to Malden!

February 6, 2020

First Source Jobs is excited to be working in partnership with MassHire Metro North Workforce Board to provide career advising, outreach, and career coaching services in the city of Malden. SCC was awarded a contract as part of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission 2019 Community Mitigation Fund Workforce Development Pilot Program grant, with the goal of preparing residents in the Metro North region to gain the skills necessary to meet the workforce demands of employers impacted by the new Encore Boston Harbor gaming facility.

Faces of SCC: Janine Lotti

February 6, 2020

Janine Lotti is an integral part of the Economic Opportunity Department. She facilitates First-Time Homebuyers classes and provides money management support and advice through the Financial Literacy Program. 

How long have you lived in Somerville?

I’ve lived here my whole life.  It’s never disappointed me, so I had no reason to leave. Plus, I am so very fortunate to live in a family home with my husband---also a life-long resident--, my daughter, and many of my in-laws.  

Community Development Standards, Opportunity Zone, the Innerbelt, and Pizza—How are these all connected?

November 26, 2019

SCC, along with Union United, City of Somerville, LOCUS, Union Square Main Streets, City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen, and other Somerville residents have been hard at work to answer the question:  How can we make sure the new development, and the investment in the new development in Somerville’s designated Opportunity Zones, directly benefits our community, and does not further gentrify it? 

SCC is Hiring!

November 22, 2019

Seeking Tenant Outreach, Education, and Organizing Specialist 

Faces of SCC: Juan Williams

November 4, 2019
Originally from England and the Dominican Republic, Juan joined the First Source team from the City of Boston, where he worked with high risk youth as an employment counselor. Juan has two children, including baby Messias, who was born in April. He is passionate about music, loves seafood, football, and baseball. He loves working at SCC "because of what we stand for within the community - how ready, willing, and able our staff is to serve."
Fun fact about Juan: He played professionally for the New York Yankees!!!

Cisco Academy Ribbon Cutting at SCALE

October 30, 2019

SCC, SCALE, and partner Cisco Academy launched the brand new IT training program. This class series will help adult learners master the skills necessary to compete in booming tech fields like computing, coding, and web development. SCC CEO Danny LeBlanc spoke about the importance of job readiness in tech, and Lieutenant Governor Polito attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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