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Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment BoardOUR VISION
Employers and others in the region have a
forum in which to study and design policies
for increased employment and economic growth.

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Merrimack Valley WIB

The Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Lawrence on behalf of the fifteen communities that make up the region.

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.

MVWIB Unemployment Charts

MVWIB Unemployment Charts
for April 2017


Upcoming Meetings


Youth Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:30am
MVWIB Conference Room
click here to download the agenda


Planning/Career Center Committee
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 8:00am
MVWIB Conference Room
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MVWIB Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Location TBD - 7:30am

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2017 YOUTHWORKS SUMMER PROGRAM

The primary goal of Merrimack Valley’s 2017 YouthWorks (MVYW) is good subsidized summer employment for at least 229 eligible area youth between the ages of 14-21.
Most jobs will be at private for-profit, public municipal, and non-profit community based organizations in Lawrence, Haverhill or Methuen. Although a few summer jobs may occur throughout the region. Privately funded jobs.

Our second priority is to enhance enrolled young people’s job-related skills. Enhanced job readiness training workshops and on-going job coaching by employers and program staff will help youth build critical job skills. Our goal is to help prepare youth to find and keep unsubsidized jobs in the future.

The third program goal is to reinforce the connection between academic achievement and a successful future. All participants will be encouraged to attain their high school diplomas or to take the High School Equivalency Exam and pursue secondary education or training as well as unsubsidized jobs.


For more information about the program or if you would like to host a youth, please contact Cristy C. Gomez at 978-857-5220 or email her at ccgomez@mvwib.org.

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Merrimack Valley
OSCC RFPs

NECC OSCC Proposal
Chosen proposal

VWCC OSCC Proposal

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City Hall Annex
255 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840


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