Workforce Roundup: June 14-22, 2014

Welcome to the Workforce Roundup! Below are workforce news, resources and updates from the last week.

A few quick highlights for this week:

1) Our 2014 Gubernatorial Forum: Building Massachusetts’ Skills to Compete is now less than a month away! RSVP today to join us at Roxbury Community College on July 16 to hear what the Massachusetts Gubernatorial candidates have to say about jobs and workforce development!

2) MA State legislature has voted to pass a bill to raise the state minimum wage to $11 over the next three years! Gov. Deval Patrick, who will receive the bill after additional procedural votes, also favors an increase in the wage floor.

3) On behalf of the City of Boston Neighborhood Jobs Trust, the Mayor’s office of Jobs and Community Services (JCS) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for job training services. Programs funded through this RFP will provide low and moderate income adult Boston residents with training that leads to employment. A bidders’ conference will be held on June 26th at 10:00 AM in the Commonwealth Salon of the Copley Library, 700 Boylston Street; potential applicants are encouraged to attend.

  • Letters of Intent due: July 1, 2014
  • Proposals due: July 31, 2014, by 5:00pm
  • Contact Ken Barnes (Ken.Barnes@boston.gov) for more information

There’s lots more below! Please add anything we missed by submitting a comment.

 Workforce in the News

Research and Reports

Tools and Resources

Funding Opportunities

  • Workforce Training Fund to award money to employers to help them train employees, enhance skills, and learn new skills. Click here to learn more!
  • Common Impact is now accepting applications for capacity building projects which will begin in early 2014. Common Impact hopes to make a decision within the next few weeks and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
    • Click here to learn more about how to apply, and to access the application.
  • Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is now accepting grant proposals for their Small Business Assistance Grant Program. Proposals due no later than 5pm, on Friday, June 27, 2014.
  • The Economist and the Lumina Foundation has announced they will be awarding $10,000 to at least one submission to their Challenge: Bridge the Gap Between the Workforce and Higher Education. Submissions due by July 25, 2014.
  • City of Boston Neighborhood Jobs Trust  & JCS (RFP) for job training services. Programs funded through this RFP will provide low and moderate income adult Boston residents with training that leads to employment. A bidders’ conference will be held on June 26th at 10:00 AM in the Commonwealth Salon of the Copley Library, 700 Boylston Street; potential applicants are encouraged to attend.
    • Letters of Intent due: July 1, 2014
    • Proposals due: July 31, 2014, by 5:00pm
    • Contact Ken Barnes (Ken.Barnes@boston.gov) for more information

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