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Campaign for Family Economic Self-Sufficiency Bill Briefing Session

January 10, 2013

State Representative Kay Khan joined with a broad based coalition to launch a campaign for the Career Pathways bill, called “Pathways to Family Economic Self-Sufficiency”. Representatives from labor and business, as well as low income families, spoke of need for job training to help low income families connect with jobs in Massachusetts’ highly skilled economy.

For more information about this Bill, please see the Press Release and the FAQ Sheet.


Click HERE to read about what workforce development means to families in the Commonwealth


The Workforce Solutions Research Brief: The Widening Income Gap… PDF

See additional CLMS Reports Press Room and Research
A large collection of important workforce development Research Briefs can be found at the Center for Research and Evaluation, Commonwealth Corporation: Research Briefs

Founded in 1996, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth known as MassINC is an independent, nonpartisan research and educational institute. MassINC brings together diverse perspectives including those held by conservatives and liberals, business and labor, advocates and policy makers to focus on the challenge of achieving the American Dream in Massachusetts. To pursue our goals, we use independent research, a wide range of public events, and a unique approach tojournalism.

The Changing Face of Massachusetts: Immigrants and the Bay State Economy June 2005 Report

Research Partners: Center for Labor Market Studies Sponsors: Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Verizon, Citizens Bank, Polaroid, Bank of America’s Frank W. and Carl S. Adams Memorial Fund
The Graying of Massachusetts: Aging, the New Rules of Retirement, and the Changing Workforce

June 2004 Report

Research Partners: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Sponsors:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

New Skills for a New Economy: Adult Education’s Key Role in Sustaining Economic Growth and Expanding Opportunity December 2000 Report

Over 125 years ago, the founders of The Women’s Union recognized the critical contribution education and work make to women’s abilities to build rewarding lives for themselves and their families. This essential convergence of education, training and a productive work life is no different today than at our founding. Though the skills required to be successful may have changed, and the workplace has an increasingly diverse face, the essential challenge for women and their families remains. To help meet this challenge, The Women’s Union will expand upon its unbroken pursuit of economic and social justice for all women in Massachusetts.

Achieving Success in the New Economy: Which Jobs Help Women Reach Economic Self-Sufficiency in Massachusetts?

The report looks at high demand jobs, many of them in nontraditional occupations for women, that meet or exceed the Self-Sufficiency Standard. Achieving Success Report

Jobs for the Future believes that all young people should have a quality high school and postsecondary education, and that all adults should have the skills needed to hold jobs that pay enough to support a family. As a non-profit research, consulting, and advocacy organization, JFF works to strengthen our society by creating educational and economic opportunity for those who need it most.

Report Identifies Workforce Development Strategies for Job Growth, Especially Among Minorities, Immigrants and Low-Income Americans. High Growth Occupations Report

Preparing the Early Education and Care Workforce: The Capacity of Massachusetts’ Institutions of Higher Education PDF

Power Point Presenation of recent Early Education for All research PPT

Read the Department of Early Education and Care’s Workforce Development Plan 

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