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  Strong Workforce, Strong Communities  
 
A strong workforce leads to strong communities. The Workforce Investment Board helps link educational institutions, community based organizations, labor and business in strengthening traditional employment sectors and opening new opportunities for working youth and adults in the region.

Twenty-two cities and towns from Quincy to Plymouth and Middleboro comprise the South Shore Workforce Investment Area (SSWIA). This vibrant region continues to expand and attract new business sectors and remains a great place to raise a family. The SSWIA's greatest strength is its diverse economy and diverse population.

RESOURCES

Regional Economy
Workforce/Unemployment Data
Blueprint (Regional Economy)
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LINKS

Mass.gov
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Commonwealth Corporation
South Shore Career Centers
Massachusetts Workforce Board Association

 
Local Resources
Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Quincy Chamber of Commerce
South Shore Chamber of Commerce

 
State, Federal and Private

Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Center for Labor Market Studies
DataCommon
Department of Housing and Community Development
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts
Massachusetts AFL-CIO
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Massachusetts Business Roundtable
Massachusetts Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Massachusetts Department of Business Development
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Massachusetts Department of Career Services
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
Massachusetts Hospital Association
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Massachusetts Senior Care Association
MassCAP
MassINC
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
National Youth Development Information Center
National Youth Employment Coalition
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Small Business Administration
Wider Opportunities for Women

 
Regional Colleges & Universities
Boston College Center for Work and Family
Bridgewater State University
Cape Cod Community College
Curry College
Eastern Nazarene College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Massasoit Community College
Quincy College
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
 
SSWIB Documents + Related Resources
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Massachusetts State Plan
WIOA Act

Board Meeting Minutes PDFs

     
WHAT'S NEW  
Newsletter promo - SEPTEMBER 2015
  PDF RFP ADDENDUM Please note an addendum to the RFP / Procurement of One-Stop-Operator Lead Operator and Service Provider has been posted to the City of Quincy, Procurement Dept. page (link below) changing important dates pertaining to this RFP. The new schedule and the RFP can be viewed here: VIEW DETAILS VIEW ADDENDUM (PDF)
   
     
    City of Quincy and South Shore Workforce Development Board issue the attached RFP for Procurement of Lead Operator and Service Provider for its Career Centers. VIEW DETAILS
   
     
  PDF SSWIB Job Opening: Executive Director VIEW JOB DESCRIPTION (PDF)
   
     
  PDF Workforce grants awarded in Brockton, Quincy, Whitman, Rockland, Taunton Businesses in Brockton, Quincy, Taunton, Rockland and Whitman were among 101 companies statewide to receive more than $8.4 million in Workforce Training Grant funds, which will enable the businesses to train current or newly hired workers, state officials said.VIEW DETAILS (PDF)
   
     
  PDF Grow your business by providing on-site English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) training to your workers! Workforce Training Fund Event held 2/04/16 to grow your business by providing on-site English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) training to your workers.

WFTF ESOL Training Event
(L to R: Dean Rizzo, Quincy Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Wan Wu, President of Kam Man Foods; Rep. Tackey Chan, Quincy; Joyce Livramento-Young, SSWIB; Sue Whitaker, SSWIB; Franklin Peralta, English for New Bostonians; Robert Duncan, Commonwealth Corporation) VIEW FLYER (PDF) VIEW AGENDA (PDF) VIEW PHOTOS (PDF)
   
     
  PDF Board Member Cindy Page receives SSWIB award
SSWIB recognizes Board Member Cindy Page VIEW PRESS RELEASE (PDF)
   
     
  PDF SSWIB Regional Resource Guide January 2016 VIEW Resource Guide (PDF)
   
     
  PDF Mass Bizworks Resource material for Businesses / Employers / Job seekers VIEW Resource Guide (PDF) VIEW Resource Card (PDF)
   
     
    SSWIB – Board member awards SSWIB board member Brilene Faherty of Weymouth, a Financial Specialist with The Bulfinch Group in Rockland, was recently honored by South Shore Stars as a winner of their annual 40 Under 40 competition. VIEW DETAILS
   
     
  PDF Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed into law on July 22, 2014 by President Barack Obama. VIEW DETAILS (PDF)
   
     
 
INITIATIVES
   
Workforce Training Fund Program:
The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) provides Massachusetts businesses with the resources needed to invest in workforce development, improve employee skills, and maintain the economic strength and viability of the Commonwealth's businesses.

Training grants of up to $250,000 are available for: ESOL, Lean/Continuous Process Improvement, Six-Sigma, Adult Basic Education, Software and IT Skills, Project Management, Sales, CNC, Customer Service, Leadership and Management Skills, ISO, and many more.

There are 4 different grant programs: DOWNLOAD WTFP GRANT MENU (PDF)
 
 
General Program
Express Program
Regional Training Capacity
 Pilot Program

Technical Assistance Grants

Workplace Safety Training Grant: The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) awards up to $25,000.00 to various organizations to fund workplace safety training. Eligible employers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts covered by the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Law (MGL CH. 152) may qualify for funding. Learn more here. VIEW SITE

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): Employers can receive a Federal Tax Credit of up to $9,600 for each new hire that meets specified criteria. View complete details here.VIEW SITE

Training Opportunities for Adults: The South Shore region brings opportunities to adults seeking to upgrade their education and improve their marketable skills.
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Career Centers:
Plymouth Career Center
Quincy Career Center

The South Shore Workforce Investment Board is located at:
15 Cottage Avenue, Ste. 302
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: 617-328-7001
Fax: 617-328-7381
www.southshorewib.org
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