Governor Baker’s Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning at Learn Launch 2019
February 01, 2019
Kalina Newman of the Boston Business Journal writes on how the Baker Administration is working with CommCorp through the Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning. At the LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference this week, CommCorp’s CEO J.D. LaRock, Secretary Rosalin Acosta, & Secretary Jim Peyser spoke about how the 20-member Commission (established last April) is working to increase affordable, employer-aligned educational opportunities for […]
Event Recap: Forum Offers Latest Information about Training and Demand for Substance Use and Addictions Workforce in Massachusetts
July 05, 2018
Nearly 100 workforce development professionals, educators, and substance use and addictions recovery providers from across the state gathered on June 13, 2018 at Worcester State University to learn about the substance use disorder (SUD) workforce. Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta, welcomed participants and encouraged them to strengthen relationships while increasing their collective […]
Exploring New Models for Recruitment and Retention in a Tight Labor Market
May 29, 2018
On Monday, May 21st Commonwealth Corporation and JobsFirstNYC co-hosted a webinar on Employer Solutions to Recruitment & Retention Challenges in a Tight Labor Market. Nearly 100 participants from Massachusetts, New York and other states joined us for a rich conversation. The webinar began with a presentation on research that JobsFirstNYC had conducted on the impact of […]
The Baker-Polito Administration is celebrating Mass STEM Week 2018 (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). To celebrate, we’ve created a brief research report that highlights seven concepts to pay attention to as we work to promote STEM industries and careers.
Promoting Success: What it Takes to Move Beyond an Entry-Level Job
What skills do workers need to do to get promoted? In our latest research, we explore the skills, knowledge and behaviors businesses are seeking in entry-level workers for them to be considered for advancement. Promoting Success offers insights and tools for employers and workforce development professionals to help young adult workers in entry-level jobs take advantage of advancement opportunities.
Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta says CommCorp is “a vital component of the work we are doing in the Baker-Polito Administration to ensure that every person across the Commonwealth, regardless of their backgrounds or experiences, has access to opportunities that will improve their circumstances and empower them to change their futures.” For more, read our FY17 Annual Report.