Weekly Workforce Roundup: March 7th – March 15, 2013

Happy Workforce Friday!

Here’s the roundup for this week — please add anything we missed by using the “comments” field.


The House this week is set to vote on two bills that would make it difficult for workers to get the training and services they need to get a   well-paying job to support their families

Help these workers by Telling Congress to VOTE NO on the Skills Act and The Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act.



The Skilled Careers in Life Sciences Initiative will be holding training sessions for unemployed and underemployed adults starting in September 2013.  If you’d like to learn more attend one of the Life Sciences/SCILS information sessions listed at www.scilsinitiative.org!

Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

  • March 21, 2013: Crittenton Women’s Union Release the Real Costs of Living in MA
  • March 26, 2013: Understanding Boston: Life Sciences Innovation as a Catalyst for Economic Development report release (The Boston Foundation) to RSVP email RSVP@tbf.org
  • April 2, 2013: The release of “Signaling Success: Improving Teen Employment Prospects (Commonwealth Corporation)
  • April 5, 2013: Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education Network Conference (MCAE)
  • April 9, 2013: Coaching for College and Career Workshop (The Boston Foundation)
  • April 11, 2013: Labor Market Trends for the Practitioner Conference (MWPA and Commonwealth Corporation)
  • April 30, 2013: Webinar- Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Improve Participant Assessment to Make Better Training
  • May 9, 2013: Commonwealth Workforce Coalition 10th Annual Conference

Author: SkillWorks

SkillWorks is a nationally recognized workforce funder collaborative, launched by the Boston Foundation in 2003 to improve workforce development in Boston and across Massachusetts. SkillWorks brings together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of: 1) Helping low-skill, low-income individuals attain family-supporting jobs; and 2) Helping employers find and retain skilled employees.

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