The Franklin Hampshire Career Center (Massachusetts) is open 8:30-5, M-Th and 9:30-5 on Fridays and is open to the public. Check out the website or just come in and see what is being offered. There's a daily "Hot Jobs List", computers for job search related activities, and a monthly calendar of free events that anyone can sign up for, even if you already have a job. Offices in Greenfield & Northampton as well as a satellite office in Orange with more limited hours. Another great comprehensive resource is the One-Stop Career Center.
There is a state-wide site called JobQuest with lots of listings for all across Western Mass. They are searchable by town and zip code. And check out the MassLive Classifieds and Jobs in the Valley, two local sites with new jobs listed every week. Craigslist can be a good resource as well.
Staffing and Temp agencies are a great alternative or addition to a traditional job search. These agencies help employers fill temporary part-time and full-time positions. These short-term jobs are good resume-builders, and they can help you assess your strengths and figure out what skills you'd like to develop. Occasionally, temp positions can lead to regular long-term employment. Harmon Personnel Services is a locally-owned and well-established agency located in Greenfield. In addition to providing employment opportunities, Harmon Personnel now offers a wide variety of workshops to help you develop your computer skills. Harmon is open from 8-5, M-F, but they prefer it if you make an appointment ahead of time. Johnson & Hill is another good agency, located in Northampton, and they require that you make an appointment by phone.
And if you come across any other job resources, please let us know!