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Workforce Development

Workforce Development



340 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA 01608
(Formerly Located at 44 Front Street)


The Workforce Development efforts under the Executive Office of Economic Development are divided into two distinct and separate sections;

Central MA Workforce Investment Board (CMWIB)

Jeffrey Turgeon - Executive Director
Phone: (508) 799-1509, Fax: (508) 799-1595
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board LogoThe Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board (CMWIB) is responsible for guiding the local workforce development system to ensure it meets the needs of our local employers. As the locally designated Workforce Investment Board for Worcester and the 37 surrounding communities in Southern Worcester County that make up the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment region, the CMWIB sets policies and provides oversight for a variety of local, state, and federal workforce development initiatives including youth employment and training programs and the three Workforce Central Career Centers. The CMWIB is made up of volunteer members representing area employers, education and training institutions, community-based organizations, organized labor and partnering state agencies. By statute, a majority of the CMWIB's members must be from the business community. CMWIB staff also conduct labor market studies to identify trends and work through the board to develop innovative partnerships and strategies to address the workforce needs of our region.

For more information please visit their website at:

Workforce Central One-Stop Career Centers

Janice R. Weekes - Director
Phone: (508) 799-1600, Fax: (508) 799-1628
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Workforce Central One-Stop Career Center LogoThe Workforce Central One-Stop Career Centers in Worcester, Milford, and Southbridge serve job seekers and employers through a variety of services and programs. These services include;

  • Services for those seeking employment, such as job search assistance, and career counseling; access to broad array of job postings; workshops on job search strategies; resources such as computers, reference materials, and unemployment insurance services.
  • Services for businesses, including applicant pre-screening, testing and assessment; assistance in planning job fairs and recruitment campaigns; information on labor market, training grants and tax credits.

For more information please visit their website at:

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