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Discussion Paper
Greater Springfield employment challenges: findings of employer survey and interviews

This paper presents the findings from in-depth interviews and a survey of employers in the Greater Springfield area regarding (a) employment opportunities for entry-level workers with limited skills and (b) barriers that residents of Springfield's low-income neighborhoods face in accessing these jobs. The survey and interviews indicate that entry-level jobs that do not require college are available in the Springfield area. However, even entry-level jobs require the ability to perform a variety of tasks, and many applicants lack the skills needed to perform these jobs or have work readiness ...
Public and Community Affairs Discussion Papers , Paper 2009-04

Discussion Paper
Towards a more prosperous Springfield, MA: what jobs exist for people without a college education?

This paper analyzes projections of Massachusetts employment opportunities by occupation to address concerns about a shortage of jobs for those who lack a college education. While occupations requiring a college degree will grow more rapidly over the period 2006-2016 than occupations that do not require college, replacement needs will ensure large numbers of job openings that do not require college. Wage levels in jobs that do not require college are generally low, however. The exceptions usually require meaningful training of another sort, such as long-term on-the-job training or courses in ...
Public and Community Affairs Discussion Papers , Paper 2009-02

Working Paper
Using unexpected recalls to examine the long-term earnings effects of job displacement

This paper examines the long-term earnings consequences of permanent layoffs that occurred in Massachusetts during the early 1990s, using a sample of experienced workers who enrolled in federally funded assistance programs under Title III of the Job Training Partnership Act and remained strongly attached to the state?s workforce through the early 2000s. Comparing the earnings of these workers with the earnings of their co-workers who were unexpectedly recalled, the annual costs of being laid off were largest in the first three years following displacement. Nevertheless, a full decade after ...
Working Papers , Paper 07-2

Journal Article
Needed skills versus available skills: an assessment tool is launched

Economic development often founders on a mismatch between available workforce skills and companies? needs. A tool that analyzes critical sets of labor market data not previously considered in tandem can help local governments improve planning.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 14-16

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: northeast

Using the most recent data available, the Northeast Regional Labor Market Profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: metro south/west

The profile of the Metro South/West reveals that the region's residents and its workforce have remarkably high levels of education, but looking forward, the region faces the demographic challenges of an aging population.
Labor Market Trends

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: southeast

Using the most recent data available, the Southeast regional labor market profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: Boston/Metro North

Using the most recent data available, this Boston/ Metro North Regional labor market profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

Journal Article
Building a workforce from preschool up: a western Massachusetts commitment

With the western Massachusetts economy struggling in 2005, area leaders formed the Berkshire Compact to develop solutions. As the cornerstone of a comprehensive plan, members are pursuing efforts to interest children at younger ages in higher education.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 10-12

Periodic Essay
Labor market trends in Massachusetts regions: Central Mass

Using the most recent data available, the Central Mass regional labor market profile provides a detailed picture of the region?s current and future labor supply. For context, it also provides detailed information on labor demand in the region over the past decade. This profile is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.
Labor Market Trends

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