FY23 State Budget Update

The Workforce Solutions Group is proud that 17 key workforce development and training programs we have long prioritized have received nearly $193 million in the budget our partners in the legislature have sent to Governor Baker. This level of funding … Continued

Fund Rapid Reemployment for a Just and Equitable Recovery

By Kathie Mainzer, Workforce Solutions Group, Tonja Mettlach, Massachusetts Workforce Association, and Anne Calef, Boston Indicators March 19, 2021 Organizations that participated in the development of this report: SkillWorks, Jewish Vocational Service, MA Business Roundtable, United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack … Continued

State budget priorities for FY22

  Governor Charlie Baker proposed a budget for FY22 that makes substantial investments in job training, re-skilling, and youth jobs. However it cuts funding for several important programs including YouthWorks, Adult Basic Education/ESOL, Learn to Earn and the MassHire Career … Continued

State Budget Update

Good News! The FY20 Conference Committee budget was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. It makes substantial investments in job training, career pathways for youth, and workforce development. We are so grateful to Chair Michael Rodrigues, Chair … Continued

Budget and News Alert, March 1, 2017

  Time to Contact Your Legislators! The state budget process is in full swing.  Please contact your legislators to let them know you support youth jobs, career and technical education and sector based job training! Here’s the WSG Budget chart. … Continued

Guest Post: MA Jobs & Workforce Summit Recap: This Year, We Mean Business!

The following is a guest blog post by Kaitlyn Bean, Program Officer, SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce. You may view the original post on the SkillWorks website here: https://skillworks.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/ma-jobs-workforce-summit-recap-this-year-we-mean-business/#more-2331     In case you missed it, the Workforce Solutions Group … Continued