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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.


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 August 2017

Upcoming Meetings

MVWIB FY18 Meeting Dates

Planning/Career Center Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00am
MVWIB Conference Room
Click here to download the agenda

MVWIB Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:30am
Salvatore's - Caesar Room
354 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA


Merrimack Valley Local Plan Package

Please submit comments or questions to: PolicyQA@Massmail.State.MA.US. Please place “MA Local 4-Year Plan” in the subject line.


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MVWIB News & Recent Events

From left to right: Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development; Lane Glenn, NECC President; Maureen Lynch, Whittier Reg. Voc. High School Superintendent; Charlie Baker, Governonr of Massachusetts.

All current or former members of the MVWIB but Governor Baker, who is our leader. The photograph was taken at the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Manufacturing Suite Opening at Whittier Regional Vocational High School.



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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NECC OSCC Proposal
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VWCC OSCC Proposal



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