MassHire Brand Unveiled by Governor’s Office

Governor Charlie Baker

HYANNIS – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the transition of the state workforce system brand into one central name–MassHire.

Linking state career centers and workforce boards through a single brand is designed to streamline and enhance communications within the network of employment services. The transition to MassHire furthers the Commonwealth’s capacity for creating powerful connections between businesses and job seekers.

The Cape Cod launch will take place Wednesday in Hyannis.

“The adoption of a central MassHire brand will make the Commonwealth’s workforce systems more responsive and user friendly for both employees and employers statewide,”saidGovernor Charlie Baker.“By supporting uniform career centers and workforce boards, we are creating a simple change to develop more jobs and enrich opportunities for Massachusetts residents.”

Prior to theMassHire brand unification,the state workforce system encompassed 29 career centers and 16 workforce development boards, each using different names and logos. The new brand serves to enhance MassHire clients’ ability to navigate the variety of opportunities for employee training, job placement, and career development, as well as the recruitment of highly skilled employees for businesses.

“This transition will help streamline efforts to employ Massachusetts residents and spread economic prosperity throughout the state by furthering our Administration’sregional employment collaboration efforts at the local, state and federal level,”said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.“We will continue to focus on the skills gap and helping people achieve their goals of meaningful employment.”

The development of the MassHire brand system represents the state’s response to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The bill required Massachusetts to design a strategic plan providing access for job seekers to employment, education, training, and support services in order to compete in today’s global economy. Under the MassHire brand, career centers and workforce boards can better serve jobseekers and businesses by increasing access, visibility, and connectivity of workforce services by the MassHire network.

“In addition to our dedicated and resourceful career center staff, Massachusetts is fortunate to have some of the most innovative and passionate workforce development non-profits, businesses, and educational partners in the country,” saidSecretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta.“Thanks to their important work on this project, the MassHire rebranding effort will continue to inform how we proactively provide best-in-class job services throughout the Commonwealth for years to come.”

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