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Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system

Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system posted on Jun 23

WORCESTER, MA, JUNE 19, 2015…The federal government has given states new flexibility to design their own workforce development systems, which gives Massachusetts the ability to customize skill-building programs in regions around the state, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. Gov. Baker met with a group of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker and Secretary Walker highlight opportunity to revamp workforce system

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New Director of Labor Standards posted on Jun 5

New Director of Labor Standards

The Department of Labor Standards welcomed its new director this week, Bill McKinney. McKinney brings extensive experience in state government, having worked in senior leadership roles. He served as the last commissioner of the former Metropolitan District Commission, which is now a part of the   …Continue Reading New Director of Labor Standards

New state-of-the-art Career Center opening in Boston on April 21. posted on Apr 15

New state-of-the-art Career Center opening in Boston on April 21.

A new state-of-the-art career center – CareerSolution – will open in Boston on Tuesday, April 21.

One More Reason to Hire a Veteran posted on Apr 13

One More Reason to Hire a Veteran

As massive snow drifts melt and make way for Spring, many people are trying to forget this year’s particularly harsh New England winter. Yet, some will be remembered for their fortitude and dedication displayed during many the frigid storm. Jerome McKoy is employed at Wheelock   …Continue Reading One More Reason to Hire a Veteran

Introducing the New Council on the Underground Economy posted on Apr 6

Introducing the New Council on the Underground Economy

Legislation that took effect in March makes permanent the Joint Task Force on the Underground Economy (JTF) which has recovered more than $76 million from unscrupulous employers since its inception in 2008. Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, II announced some of the new members on the Council on the Underground Economy (CUE) and released the JTF 2014 Annual Report.

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal posted on Feb 18

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Removing snow from rooftops on municipal and state properties must be done safely to protect workers from injury. After excessive snowfalls like we have seen, the weight of the snow could impact the structural integrity of roofs and can be a cause for concern.  Workers   …Continue Reading Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal