The following was issued by the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board:
The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1, 2020.
ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local grants and workforce development programs, strong ties to the local community, and expansive network of partnerships.
“We are thrilled with the selection of ABCD as our next One-Stop Career Center operator,” said MNWB President and CEO, Chris Albrizio-Lee. “We look forward to working closely with ABCD to maximize the impact of MassHire for the benefit of Metro North’s residents and businesses.”
“Our partnership with the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board is an important and meaningful extension of the ways that ABCD helps people in need achieve stability and reach their potential,” said ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew. “We look forward to contributing our experience in managing large-scale operations to the invaluable resources that MNWB provides.”
The current MNCC operator, The WorkPlace, will continue overseeing career center operations through June 30th. “I want to thank The WorkPlace for everything they have done for our region’s job seekers and businesses as our career center operator these past few years,” said Mr. Albrizio-Lee. “Especially so for the work done these past few months responding to the COVID19 crisis, an unprecedented situation that required transitioning career center operations to fully remote, which was not an easy task.”
MNCC physical locations remain closed due to the COVID19 crisis, but MNCC continues to offer career center services to job seekers and businesses remotely, until such time it is safe to re-open the centers. Please contact MNCC if you are a job seeker or business in need of services.
About MassHire Metro North Workforce Board
The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is a public-private partnership whose mission is to enable area residents to gain the skills to maximize their economic self-sufficiency and provide employers with the workforce they need to effectively compete in the changing world economy. The MNWB convenes and leverages partnerships to satisfy labor demand needs of the Metro North region. The MNWB serves as a resource for local employers by understanding employers’ workforce needs and initiating efforts to meet them. The vision of the MNWB is to reduce poverty and unemployment in the region, maximize employment opportunities and earning for residents, and meet employers’ workforce needs. MNWB is a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. For more information, visit masshiremetronorth.org.
ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) is a nonprofit community action agency that provides low income residents in the Boston and Mystic Valley areas with the tools, support, and resources they need to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success. Each year, we serve more than 100,000 individuals, elders and families through a broad range of innovative initiatives as well as long-established, proven programs and services. For more than 50 years, ABCD has been deeply rooted in each neighborhood we serve, empowering individuals and families and supporting them in their quest to live with dignity and achieve their highest potential. For more, please visit bostonabcd.org.
Learn more about ABCD’s Employment & Training programs here.