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Employment Services Program: Massachusetts DTA

By Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

We offer employment training and education programs offered for Transitional Aid for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) clients.

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This is an ongoing program.
Monday through Friday. Morning.

Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.

Many of our services are offered to those 18+, however, you can seek advice or assistance for anyone who is eligible to work in Massachusetts.


DTA Assistance Line

Application required

  • Sign-up is ongoing

Employment Education Help: Review Eligibility and Apply!

Please visit our website or call us for more information.



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States

Outside Cambridge

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the DTA offices and One-Stop Career Centers are temporarily CLOSED. Please visit our web page and the website for information and updates on COVID-19 and office closures:

Additional information

We have a variety of programs with different criteria and supports included. Our programs include the Young Parents Program (YPP), DTA Works Internship, the Office of Refugees and Immigrants (ORI) Program, the Work Participant Program, and others.

The primary goal of these programs is to provide clients with the basic skills, education and support services needed to acquire and retain jobs. Review your eligibility and, if you meet all the criteria for a program, submit your resume to and request by emailing us at 

Many programs are embedded with supports to meet the needs of eligible applicants, such as language support, adult education, parenting workshops, high school equivalency, and more.

Program continues to run during Winter vacation, February vacation, and April vacation.