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  • Closing the Skills Gap: Meeting the Demand for Skills in a Growing Economy

    The purpose of this analysis is to provide data that informs policy and practice in the education and workforce development fields. This report documents statewide trends, placing the Massachusetts experience in the national context. We use data from a number of federal and state sources to inform our analysis. These data are the latest available as of August 2016.

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  • 2016 CommCorp Annual Report

    Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Ronald L. Walker, II, describes CommCorp as a “driving force behind making sure more residents acquire the skills, education and training they need to compete for jobs.” For more, read our FY16 Annual Report.

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  • The Job Seeker’s Challenge: The Impact of Online Applications & Assessments

    In this brief we share information about the reasons behind the growing use of online applications and pre-hire assessments in hiring (particularly at the entry-level), the format of the applications and strategies to prepare job seekers to complete online applications.  This brief grew out of one of the findings from our 2013 study, Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects

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