Workforce Development

Jeffrey Turgeon, Executive Director, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board
Janice R. Weekes, Director, MassHire Central Career Center

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MassHire Central Region Workforce Board

The MassHire Central Region Workforce Board is a public/private partnership, serving needs of both employers and job seekers of all types. The board collaboratively develops and implements strategies for job readiness and skills advancement, leveraging community resources that promote economic wellness within the region's 38 cities and towns.

Our primary role is to convene civic and business leadership and utilize their insights to direct public funds aimed at building the skills of the workforce in our area. We also oversee the region's two Career Centers located in Worcester and Southbridge.

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MassHire Central Region Workforce Board

Agendas & Minutes

Available are the agendas and minutes for the Full Board and Standing Committees.

Note: The Central MA Workforce Investment Board (CMWIB) was renamed to the MassHire Central Region Workforce Board (MCRWB) on September 6, 2018.

The Working Lunch Radio/TV Show

The Working Lunch highlights workforce development in Central Massachusetts, the State and the Nation with the latest employment trends and job search tips. This lively show airs on WCUW 91.3 FM 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month and replayed on Spectrum Channel 192.

MassHire Central Career Center

The MassHire Central Career Center brings you the best of our community's employment and training resources in two central locations: Worcester and Southbridge. As a federally and state-funded Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center, they provide employment services for both job seekers and employers. The City of Worcester Division of Workforce Development operates the Career Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Career Services.

MassHire Central Career Center is a part of the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers network, comprised of more than 30 Centers statewide. The One-Stop Career Centers are a nationwide workforce development program funded by the United States Department of Labor.

For more information, please visit:

MassHire Central Career Center

Programs & Initiatives

Various Career Professionals

Worcester Jobs Fund
The Fund was created to better connect Worcester residents with good jobs made available through development projects and job expansion activities. The effort prepares residents for employment in viable long-term career pathways where there is an immediate workforce need through activities such as job training, job recruitment, and related services.

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Worcester Night Life
The Night Life Division offers career technical training and lifelong learning at Worcester Technical High School. Courses and workshops are designed to meet the needs of employers, job seekers and lifelong learners. Worcester Public Schools operates the Night Life Division of Adult Continuing Education in partnership with MassHire and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Information

Workforce Development
554 Main Street, Suites 300/400
Worcester, MA 01608

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

MassHire Central Region Workforce Board (Suite 400)
Phone: 508-799-1509
Fax: 508-799-1595
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MassHire Central Career Center (Suite 300)
Phone: 508-799-1600
Fax: 508-799-1628
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Monday - Thursday
8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Worcester 311
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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