The REB is Building a Better Workforce
by developing our talent at all levels.

What’s New

FY18 Annual WIOA Plan – Click here to go to page to open/download the FY18 Hampden County WIOA Workforce Operational Plan – see relevant links to the right!   ALSO, see same page for link to EOLWD/DCS posting of other Local Plan Information.

MA Workforce Training Fund — Click here to find out more about the new On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program that has replaced the Hiring Incentive Training Program.

Advanced Manufacturing Symposium— Click here to view the flyer on how the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology is now a resource for Massachusetts manufacturers.

YouthWorks Summer Jobs — Click here to download Summer Jobs application timeline and Job Order/Donation forms (See “Relevant Links” on the right-hand side of the page!)

WIOA FY17 Plan  — Click here to download our Plan Summary with Narrative and/or the Full Plan Charts (updated with approved WIOA Goals 2/24/17), Forms and Budget (see “Relevant Links” on the right-hand side of the page!)

REBHC 2016 Manufacturing Technology Adoption Survey — Click here to read about our work in the advanced manufacturing sector and to see the survey report!

Amp it Up! — Final report released March, 2016 — click on link to download report (under relevant links on the right)

REB Strategic Plan — Click here to read about and download the Strategic Plan covering July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017 as well as the Scoreboard & Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)!

REB Board Member-Only Page — Remember to create your registration for access to materials for Board members (see bottom of page!)

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Regional Economy

Business West May, 2017 Article, re:  Job Market Status — Interviews with REB’s David Cruise and Larry Martin, FutureWorks Career Center Director Kevin Lynn and Employers Association of the Northeast President and REB Board Member Meredith Wise.


The Regional Employment Board has updated our website to include a new and improved Regional Labor Market Information section comprised of occupational data, educational attainment, industry and business data, labor force demographics, labor market information and a REB LMI Data Partner Portal.

Regional Workforce Development Planning–The Governor has designated a new set of regional boundaries that roll up existing workforce development areas into a smaller set of regions. The new configuration organizes the 16 Workforce Investment Areas into 7 regions to better align economic, workforce, and education systems to coordinate systems based on skill needs in regions. Click here for more information.




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