Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal
Community & Government Center
483 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649


Director: Yvonne Marie Tobey

Phone: 508-477-0208 ext 170

Ms. Tobey provides group or individual counseling on all phases of career management and training opportunities. She has over 20 years experience in program management and advocacy. Yvonne graduated from Bourne High School and attended Fisher Junior College.

The focus of the WIA Department is Adult Employment and Training Services.

Through funding from the U. S. Department of Labor, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe operates a job placement assistance program called WIA (Workforce Investment Act).

The Workforce Investment Act was established to help provide jobs and job training.  The Mashpee Wampanoag WIA department accomplishes this by partnering with the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment board and the Career Opportunities program.  In addition, The Mashpee WIA department assists adults with obtaining basic skills instruction and GED preparation.
An individual is eligible to receive services through the Mashpee Wampanoag WIA if he or she is:

  •  a native who is a member of a federally recognized tribe;
  •  an Alaska native;
  •  a native Hawaiian; and,
  •  a resident of one of the five counties we serve.


Unemployed or Underemployed:

The recipient of a layoff notice; or,an individual who is employed, but is determined by the Mashpee WIA department to be in need of employment and training services to obtain or retain employment for self-sufficiency.
In addition, the WIA department offers assistance with resume preparation, interviewing skills, and provides use of office equipment.  These services are available to all Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal members, regardless of eligibility.

Tribal members are encouraged to call the WIA office at  508 477.0208 ext. 170 with questions or to set up an appointment.



The WIA department has developed relationships with private employers who look to us to help them fill positions.  At this time, Sears (Hyannis location) has a need for part-time, full-commissioned sales people.  Interest persons should contact the WIA office for application information.

I am certainly pleased that employers are reaching out to us; however, I know that transportation is one of our biggest barriers to employment.  The WIA department is able to offer transportation assistance by providing monthly bus passes to registered WIA clients so they may be able to travel to and from work.

Feel free to contact me with any questions/comments.