Resources

Resources

2016

2015

  • 2014 Foundation Annual Report

    Release Date: 2015

    The Annual Report for FY14 gives a “Year in Review” from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, highlighting key workforce development initiatives, research projects, and our public and private partnerships.

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  • 2015 Audited Financials

    Release Date: 2015

    The FY2015 audited financial statements includes an unmodified opinion and represents accurately the fiscal year activity of Commonwealth Corporation.

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  • 2015 WCTF Annual Report to Legislature

    Release Date: 2015

    This report provides an overview of the programming and outcome data WCTF Grantees in Fiscal Year 2015.

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  • 2015 WTFP Annual Report

    Release Date: 2015

    The Fiscal Year 15 report to the Massachusetts Legislature for the Workforce Training Fund Program.

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  • YouthWorks 2015 Databook

    Release Date: 2015

    The YouthWorks 2015 Data Book is submitted to General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Commonwealth Corporation on behalf of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. It details the YouthWorks 2015 Job Program.

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2014

  • Health Care Workforce Planning Grant Brief

    Release Date: 10.2014

    This brief is part of Commonwealth Corporation’s effort to support health care provider, community college, workforce investment board, career center and community based organization staff, and policymakers in understanding the potential impact of Massachusetts’ health care cost containment and quality improvement law (Chapter 224) on the health care industry’s demand for skilled workers. We are learning a great deal about how the state’s health care providers are addressing a variety of workforce skills challenges associated with operational changes they are making to comply with Chapter 224.

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  • Occupational Gap Analysis Report

    Release Date: 07.2014

    This report summarizes the results of a formal gap analysis of the clinical lab workforce in the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire regions, including supply and demand data. The report also contains the aggregated regional results of a laboratory skill assessment. The report provides strategies that could be used to address workforce issues for these occupations and makes recommendations for next steps. The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc. produced this report on behalf of the Healthcare Workforce Partnership of Western Massachusetts. Funding was provided through a planning grant from the Healthcare Workforce Transformation Fund (2014).

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  • Understanding & Addressing the Youth Employment Crisis

    Release Date: 11.2014

    In 2013 Commonwealth Corporation examined the historically low teen employment rates and surveyed employers to identify their perceptions of teens in the workplace. This two-page brief outlines some of the findings from that study and offers ways employers, education institutions, and workforce organizations can better prepare young people for work.

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2013

2012

  • Labor Market Trends in the Berkshire Region

    Release Date: 09.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities. Labor Market Trends is a joint project of Commonwealth Corporation and the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Berkshire Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 09.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Berkshire Region, was released at a Berkshire Chamber of Commerce ‘Eggs and Issues’ event in Pittsfield on September 27, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Boston/Metro North Region

    Release Date: 10.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities. Labor Market Trends is a joint project of Commonwealth Corporation and the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Boston/Metro North Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 10.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Boston/Metro North Region, was released at a Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy event in Framingham on October 1, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Cape & Islands Region

    Release Date: 12.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Cape & Islands Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 12.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Cape & Islands Region, was released at a Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy event in Hyannis on December 18, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Central Mass Region

    Release Date: 10.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Central Mass Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 10.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Central Mass Region, was released at a Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy event in Shrewsbury on October 24, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Metro South/West Region

    Release Date: 06.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities. Labor Market Trends is a joint project of Commonwealth Corporation and the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Metro South/West Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 06.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Metro South/West Region, was released at a Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy event in Framingham on June 26, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Northeast Region

    Release Date: 11.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Northeast Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 11.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Northeast Region, was released at a Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy event in North Andover on November 8, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley Region

    Release Date: 11.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 11.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley Region, was released at a Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy event in Springfield on November 14, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Southeast Region

    Release Date: 10.2012

    This report provides a detailed picture of the region’s current and future labor supply. It is designed to help guide workforce development professionals, policy makers, and civic, education, and business leaders as they make decisions about education and training opportunities.

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  • Labor Market Trends in the Southeast Region (Presentation)

    Release Date: 10.2012

    The report, Labor Market Trends in the Southeast Region, was released at a Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy event in Bridgewater on October 17, 2012. This is the powerpoint presentation from the event.

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2011

  • Measuring Business Impact: A Workforce Development Practitioner’s Guide

    Release Date: 11.2011

    This guidebook for workforce practitioners offers step-by-step instructions to measuring the business impact of workforce programs. It features case studies, tools, tips and worksheets based on Commonwealth Corporation’s experience in measuring business impact of workforce programs in Massachusetts.

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  • Measuring Business Impact: Lessons Learned from Workforce Development in Massachusetts

    Release Date: 09.2011

    This report examines the challenges and opportunities of measuring the impact of workforce development programs on employers. Measuring Business Impact looks at impact of the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund’s (WCTF) 31 projects across multiple industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, trades and financial services.

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  • The Increased Presence of Older Workers in the Massachusetts Labor Market

    Release Date: 07.2011

    This report was prepared by the Center for Labor Markets & Policy at Drexel University for Commonwealth Corporation. It provides an overview of trends in the labor force among the nation’s older population and presents more recent labor market outcomes of older workers in the nation and in Massachusetts. This report also examines the industries and occupations in which older workers in Massachusetts are employed and the change across the different industries/occupations.

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2010

  • CommCorp Information Security Policy

    Release Date: 03.2010

    Commonwealth Corporation recognizes the growing threat of information and identity theft and continues to formulate and implement policies that take steps to safeguard information. This policy is designed to safeguard Information Assets, including but not limited to Personal Information (Defined in Section III Personal Information), and Confidential Information (Defined in Section III Confidential Information) that is collected, used, stored, disposed, or disseminated in the process of providing services. This policy should be used as a basis for creating training for each staff member and as a general guide for each employee. If anything in this policy is not clear, or individuals do not understand how this policy relates to their function, an employee should contact the Information Security Officer or their direct manager for clarification as each employee is responsible for maintaining the security of Information Assets (Defined in Section IV.7 ) used during their daily duties.

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