Resources

Resources

2017

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

    Release Date: 01.2017

    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

2014

  • 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

  • Partnerships: A Workforce Development Practitioner’s Guide

    Release Date: 05.2013

    Through our work as funders and evaluators, we have observed what characterizes partnerships in workforce development and what contributes to their effectiveness. This Guidebook contains the following elements designed to use useful for workforce practitioners: key questions and action steps at the end of each chapter, examples from partnerships, tools and templates that may be readily used by practitioners, and case studies.

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  • Strategic Employer Engagement: Building Dynamic Relationships with Employers in Teen & Young Adult Employment Programs

    Release Date: 04.2013

    This guidebook for workforce practitioners offers resources to aid teen/young adult-focused professionals in planning and executing successful employer engagement activities and related youth employment programming. Tools are arranged in accordance with a five-step process and include instructions for developing an employer engagement marketing campaign.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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2011

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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