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The working group is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth, municipalities, professional associations and higher education to address one of the more pressing issues facing cities and towns, the loss of skilled and dedicated professionals.
5/16/2018
  • Division of Local Services

Local Government Workforce Taskforce

The Local Government Workforce Skills Gap working group is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, municipalities, professional associations and higher education to address one of the more pressing issues facing cities and towns, the loss of skilled and dedicated professionals. With municipalities across the Commonwealth facing the ongoing challenge of staff retirements, new and shared approaches must be explored in order to continue to provide core services and manage financial affairs in an effective manner. The following report outlines the current municipal employment climate and includes recommendations to attract and foster the next generation of municipal leaders and financial management officials.

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