Talent & Workforce

North Central Massachusetts draws on a dynamic, highly skilled workforce which is the product of the many fine educational institutions and programs in the region. Education is of the highest quality and is accessible and affordable. The region offers some of the state’s best public and private school systems in addition to being home to three colleges.

Education

From our collaborations with local schools and colleges, internship and career exploration programs and our partnership with the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and their our HYPE Young Professionals Network, we are engaging and connecting businesses to the next generation of talent—to ensure a consistent and continual pipeline of talent.

AMP it up! Initiative

Advanced manufacturing is booming in Massachusetts. That’s why AMP it up! was created — to help students (middle through high school) and adults (parents, guidance counselors, and other influencers) take advantage of the many great, highly skilled, well-paying manufacturing jobs available in our state. Through AMP it up!, students who like to build things and solve problems can plan for a lucrative career with a choice of jobs, often without a four-year college degree. We provide schools with resources, and guidance students need for jobs in high-tech processing, factory automation, product development, nanotechnology, direct digital fabrication, micro manufacturing, and other exciting fields. Contact the Chamber at (978) 353-7600 for more information.

North Central HR Council

The North Central Human Resources Council is a program of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce whose purpose is to enhance the professional knowledge of individuals involved in any aspect of human resources management. This runs the gamut from compensation and payroll functions, legal issues, benefits, safety, health, communications, recruiting and retention, labor relations, employee development and event planning, to name a few. The programs are typically held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at lunch and any member is welcome to participate. For information on the next HRC program, please click here.

North Central Chamber Jobs Board

A resource for members of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce to post job opportunities free and for any job seeker to access. Contact the Chamber at (978) 353-7600 for more information.

Local ESL Training

The Chamber has compiled a detailed list of local organizations that provide English as a Second Language (ESL) training programs. Please click here for more details and contact information.