Workforce Development

Dorchester Bay’s Workforce Development Program provides a welcoming and non-judgemental environment for job seekers who are Boston residents, helping them access job training and placement, regardless of their circumstances. 

We connect job seekers to hard skills training for high-growth areas such as health care, green jobs, manufacturing, and life sciences.

Contact us to discuss how you can build a thriving career!

We Offer:

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Individualized career counseling and job placement

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Assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview skills

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Technology classes and referrals to social services and pre-employment programs

Since 2008:




new clients yearly

An average of 

clients find employment each year

or are accepted into a career training or GED program

Hear from a succesful client:

“My name is Damon. I have been dealing with the staff at Dorchester Bay for four strong years! Since my first visit I have been treated and welcomed like family, even during my cloudy days! The overwhelming support, encouragement, counseling, networking, and an abundance of resources has allowed me to survive during the unemployment stretches.”

Meet Shakir

Shakir partnered with Dorchester Bay EDC, and we were honored to be part of his journey to reach his goals – from acquiring his first bank account to finding housing, access to services, and employment.

“It is so important to remember that our past does not define who we are or our future. It was up to me to make the good choices that would lead me to a new way of life. With the help of […] the folks at Dorchester Bay, I have my apartment, a great job, my faith, and a future filled with hope!” – Shakir

DBEDC Reentry Program participant

Ready to get started?

Please call 617-533-9575 or email Linda Mello to make an appointment or complete the below application form.

For Employers

Dorchester Bay helps employers find quality talent from our community. Give us a call and we can support your hiring needs! We work closely with hiring partners in different industries to meet their needs for prospective and current employees. By understanding the workplace culture, hiring needs, and requirements, we can help to create opportunities for employers to hire qualified pre-screened job applicants.

Reentry Program

The Dorchester Bay Reentry Program is the Commonwealth’s first CDC-based program for returning citizens to their community after incarceration.

Our reentry program:

  • Supports a successful return to the workplace and community through job placement and supportive services upon release.
  • Bolsters self-sufficiency and economic prosperity.
  • Reduces prison recidivism and disrupts the cycles of incarceration and poverty.
  • Meets individuals where they are, working with them to identify beneficial services using a holistic approach to skill building, education, and mental health counseling.

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