About FHCC

About the Franklin Hampshire Career Center

Provides employment and training services at no charge to businesses and job seekers in the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin area. The BIZ Team assists employers with job posting, recruitment, labor market information, hiring incentives, and employee training. Career Counselors assist job seekers with job search, skill building, workshops, and job training. The Resource Room is available for computer use, phones, and copying.

Our office is located in Greenfield, Massachusetts, with access points at the Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts and another 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.

Franklin Hampshire Career Center operates a full service career center in Greenfield and partial service access points at Forbes Library in Northampton and at The Literacy Project Office in Orange. Please see our calendars page or contact the Greenfield office for more information on services and office hours at our satellite access points.

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‚Äôs 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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