Springfield Initiative Receives National Funding for Workforce-development Strategy

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Springfield Initiative Receives National Funding for Workforce-development Strategy

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Since 2016, the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council (EDC), through its Springfield WORKS initiative, has brought together employers, educators, community leaders, the city, and residents to address how to meet the economic needs of both Springfield residents and local businesses. As a result of this collaboration, it became clear that there was a need to…

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Springfield mother of four receives Parent of the Year Award

The Massachusetts Head Start Association awarded the Parent of the Year Award to an Educare Springfield parent and celebrated with a The Massachusetts Head Start Association awarded the Parent of the Year Award to an Educare Springfield parent and celebrated with a parade Thursday afternoon. According to a news release sent to 22News, Bryana Stover…

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Holyoke E for All, Springfield Works, New North Citizens Council receive state Urban Agenda business development grants

The EforAll Holyoke business accelerator program will offer its first Spanish-language program with $100,000 from the state Urban Agenda Grant Program. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov Karyn Polito announced this week a total of $2 million in grants to 23 projects statewide, according to a news release. The money is going to programs in…

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Rep. Richard Neal, quoting Ronald Reagan, makes case for expanding earned income, child tax credit

Neal spoke Tuesday during a gathering at Valley Venture Mentors and the Springfield Innovation Center in Springfield, where the Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center, a Boston-based think tank, released its most recent study on the tax credits. The meeting was organized by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, Springfield Works and Children’s HealthWatch of…

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Springfield WORKS Takes Collaborative Approach To Job Growth

Springfield WORKS, a collaboration by city, community, education, and employer leaders to develop strategies to transform the region’s workforce ecosystem, was funded with a three-year grant from the Boston Federal Reserve Bank’s Working Cities Challenge grant. One concrete application of those strategies, an innovative job portal, was launched with fanfare last week during an event…

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