Commonwealth Corporation Promoting Success Research Highlighted by Working Nation
August 14, 2018
Ramona Shindelheim of Working Nation interviewed Commonwealth Corporation researchers, Naome Jeanty and Raija Vaisanen, about their latest report, Promoting Success: What it takes to move beyond an entry-level job. Ramona also spoke with CommCorp President and CEO, J.D. LaRock, and Vice President of Youth Pathways, Susan Lange, about how this research supports CommCorp’s youth employment programs and how […]
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 […]
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.
The WCTF serves men and women across the Commonwealth who are ready to engage in programming but require targeted support to succeed in employment. The population we serve includes individuals who may have experienced trauma or challenges in their past and also may rely on aid from public benefits to support their families, individuals who have been disconnected from the workforce, and people who might not have been able to complete school. Some might not speak English as their first language, have health problems and/or struggle with substance addiction, and some have disabilities.