Workforce & Business Development Resources

MASSHIRE Career Center provides services focused on connecting job seekers and employers, to meet the employment and career advancement needs of individuals and the workforce needs of businesses.

The Chamber supports initiatives that positively impact business members and the SouthCoast region. Initiatives include education, economic development, trade shows and legislative affairs.

MassHire BizWorks can help your company grow and save money by connecting you to many money-saving services offered by the state, free for all businesses.

MOBD provides regional assistance throughout the state for businesses relocating to Massachusetts or wishing to expand their current operations here.

This web page outlines resources provided by MOBD for creating a business-friendly environment, and connecting business owners to growth opportunities.

MSBDC Network provides free, confidential, one-to-one business assistance and free or low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth.

The business portal is an online resource for current businesses or entities starting up providing information, tools and more.

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed.

This fund provides grants of up to $250,000 available for businesses of all sizes to fund training for current and newly hired employees. MassHire Workforce Board offers assistance for completing grant applications. [ Learn more. ]

The Department of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) assists businesses and communities with tools and financing.

MOITI is the Commonwealth’s primary international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world.

CommCorp is workforce development agency that strengthens the skills of Massachusetts youth and adults by investing in innovative partnerships with industry, education and workforce organizations.

MGCC functions as a one-stop resource for debt financing for small businesses.

MassDevelopment is the state’s finance and development agency offering financing and real estate solutions to support companies and non-profits.

MassEcon, is a statewide non-profit alliance of private and public sector partners, that champions Massachusetts as the best place to start, grow or locate a business.

AIM is statewide employer association, serving the needs of all types of employers through public-policy advocacy, resources and community.

Post Massachusetts jobs, search resumes and find qualified candidates.

The Massachusetts Export Center offers a full range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process.

The Massachusetts Export Resource Center is one-stop resource for accessing a wide range of instructional and practical information on exporting.

Employers can post jobs at any of Handshakes’s 1,000+ partner schools using Handshake Core. Handshake’s Premium upgrade offers enhanced digital features like virtual career fairs and events.

Resources for Apprenticeship


Debra Hartman
Apprenticeship Documentation Coordinator
Phone 774.762.5061

Visit our Apprenticeship page for more information.

U.S. Department of Labor’s web page dedicated to every thing apprenticeship.

U.S. Department of Labor’s handout about workforce benefits of apprenticeship programs.

This website is a one stop source for developing industry-driven, high-quality, nationally credentialed apprenticeships and assisting employers in developing and preparing their future workforce.

DAS is responsible for promoting, developing, and servicing registered apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.

This web page provides success stories of occupations being leveraged in apprenticeship and how to gain access to additional resources.

Increasingly, advanced manufacturing companies are turning to apprenticeship to develop, grow, and retain a skilled workforce.

AIIA was established to expand and maintain high quality apprenticeship programs in the United States.

Resources for Manufacturers

The Caucus promotes policies to help manufacturers find trained, educated workers, lead in developing new industrial technologies, operate on a level playing field with foreign competitors, and obtain capital.

This program provides funding to qualifying consortiums to develop, coordinate, and maintain comprehensive manufacturing workforce development systems.

The consortium provides a forum for employers, educators, MassHire Workforce Boards of Region 6 & 7, and other key stakeholders, to communicate needs and coordinate planning to cultivate a skilled labor pool of manufacturing professionals that meet the needs of our regional employers.

MassMEP helps manufacturers through three core service pillars which consist of operational excellence programs, workforce development opportunities, and innovative growth strategies for your business.

CONNEX™, the most advanced supply chain and manufacturing networking database tool ever assembled, connects the Massachusetts and U.S. manufacturing supply chain and promotes domestic sourcing whenever possible.

This dashboard provides a snapshot of how the state’s economy is performing in general, and in particular in the manufacturing sector.

MACWIC is statewide focal point for employer-led workforce training initiatives. Its purpose is to preserve manufacturing knowledge and skills for the current and future workforce.

This website is a one-stop resource for manufacturing in Massachusetts. Find resources and tools you need for success, including all the latest news, events, and more.

The Institute conducts programs and research to promote modern manufacturing and jumpstart new approaches to growing manufacturing talent.

GBMP provides customized Lean & Six Sigma training workshops for the manufacturing and healthcare industries.

MassTech supports industry-based growth initiatives in the digital economy and the economic structures of underserved regions.

This associations represents over 14,000 member companies providing resources, and serving as an influential advocate for manufacturers.

This associations represents over 14,000 member companies providing resources, and serving as an influential advocate for manufacturers.

A national association representing the precision custom manufacturing industry.

NAMC defines and implements advanced manufacturing strategy within the Northeast region of Massachusetts.

An association representing over 14,000 member companies providing resources, and serving as an influential advocate for manufacturers.

Massachusetts manufacturing data provided by The National Association of Manufacturers.

This brief highlights major policy and program solutions explored during a summit convened by JFF and partners to address the manufacturing skills gap and how to generate the robust talent pipeline needed.

Massachusetts’ unofficial directory of manufacturers in the state.

A manufacturing glossary with over 80 manufacturing terms and definitions.

Tax & Unemployment Resources

An alphabetical listing of business tax credits which can affect your financial bottom line.

The Temporary Authorized Training Tax Credit for Emergency Assistance is intended to encourage certain entities to provide training during the capacity limitation on the emergency shelter assistance program.

Resources for understanding the Massachusetts employer UI law.

Quick reference guide about the WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment.

Resources for Your Workplace

List of notices employers in Massachusetts are required to post in their workplace.

A leading source for guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

Operation Able’s offers programs and employee training. You can join their list of “AGE ABLE-Friendly” employers.

Fidelity Bonds for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment at no cost to the job applicant or the employer.

This toolkit includes sample policies, fact sheets, presentations, safety talks, posters, white papers, reports, videos and more, so you can implement a workplace program on opioids.

Resources for Transportation

Programs for transportation options that not only result in cleaner air, but also faster and easier commutes.

A guidebook for programs aimed at improving commutes, employee satisfaction and retention.

A one-stop searchable directory of public, private and accessible transportation options in Massachusetts

Information to help seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, commuters, and others find a ride in Massachusetts.

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