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

What’s New

RFQ for ABE/ESOL Services – The submission date for Requests for Qualifications from Community Adult Learning Centers that were the selected vendors from the recent procurement (FY 2019) of MA  Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Adult Education and Family Literacy Services to provide ESOL and/or ABE services to people who have relocated to MA due to the recent hurricanes (Irma and Maria – October 2017) is extended to November 30, 2018.   Click on RFQ link for RFQ specifications!

FY19 WIOA Annual Plan — Click to on this link to the left for Hampden Plan with Charts, Forms and Budget.  Click here for the Executive Summary!

2018 PMRAP Report — Click on this link to the left for the 2018 Workforce Development & Technology Adoption Report for the Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project!

Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Labor Market Blueprint – Click on this link to the left to view/download the Final Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint.

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.

REB Strategic Plan — Click here to read about and download the Strategic Plan covering July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020 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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Our website is currently experiencing technical difficulties.  Please call 413-787-1547 if you need assistance. We’ve added direct links to the Regional Blueprint and Local Annual Plan to this home page.

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 Hampden County 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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