For Immediate Release - November 13, 2012

Reports on Labor Market Trends in Pioneer Valley to be Released at Skills Gap event at Holyoke Community College Tomorow

BOSTON -- On Wednesday, November 14, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) will release a report entitled, Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley Economy, at an event at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke.  The report is part of a joint project of EOLWD’s Commonwealth Corporation and the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  The event is part of a series of eight regional events entitled Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Massachusetts Economy. 

This event will include remarks by Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Joanne Goldstein, a presentation of the report’s findings by Robert Clifford, Policy Analyst at the New England Public Policy Center and a response panel of local business leaders. 

WHAT: "Skills Gap: Supply and Demand in the Pioneer Valley Economy", a regional event to release findings on critical workforce trends in the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts

WHO: Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Joanne F. Goldstein, Robert Clifford, Policy Analyst, New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a panel of local business respondents.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040

The report, entitled “Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley Region,” is part of a joint project between EOLWD’s Commonwealth Corporation and the Boston Fed’s New England Public Policy Center. 

The New England Public Policy Center promotes better public policy in New England by conducting and disseminating objective, high-quality research and analysis of strategically identified regional economic and policy issues and, when appropriate, works with regional and Bank partners to advance identified policy options.  The Center was established by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in 2005.

Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public corporation within the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development that strengthens the skills of youth and adults by investing in innovative partnerships with industry, education, and workforce organizations. 

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