Web Site:

www.mass.gov/dwd

Organization Chart

Mission:

The Department of Workforce Development's (DWD) mission is to enhance the quality, diversity and stability of the Commonwealth's workforce by making available new opportunities and training, ensuring that businesses are informed of all employment laws impacting them and their employees, providing temporary assistance when employment is interrupted and ensuring equal access to economic self-sufficiency and opportunity for all citizens of the Commonwealth.

Governing Laws:

Statutes

MGL C. 23H S. 1-11 Department of Workforce Development
MGL C. 23 S. 11E-W Division of Apprentice Training; division of one-stop career centers; other divisions
MGL C. 151A S. 1-74 Employment and Training
MGL C. 23 S. 9J-N Division of Employment Security

Regulations

430 CMR 1.0 Division of Unemployment Assistance
453 CMR 7.0 Division of Apprentice Training