The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board meets the employment needs of businesses and workers by supporting partnerships with industry, education and workforce organizations. We design and execute workforce development programs across the Berkshires that strengthen the skills of Berkshire youth and adults. We create pathways to connect young people to an array of career readiness activities while meeting the needs of business.
The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Pittsfield on behalf of the thirty-two communities in Berkshire County. The board serves as the oversight and policy-making body for federally funded employment and training services in the region. The board also has the broader role of addressing critical labor market issues and developing strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based and labor organizations.