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Massachusetts has many services available to businesses to help them recruit, retain, and train their employees. Some of the programs and the providers of these services are below:

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

AIM is a non-profit, non-partisan, employer association of more than 5,000 Massachusetts businesses and institutions. Its mission is to improve the state’s economic climate, to advocate equitable legislation on behalf of its members, and to disseminate information to its members. AIM’s services include guidance on employment laws and regulations, economic research, group insurance programs, human resources hotline, and energy and environment programs.

Commonwealth Corporation

The Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public organization dedicated to economic development through workforce and workplace improvement. The Commonwealth Corporation provides financial and management assistance to companies and re-employment training to workers with the goal of ensuring the competitiveness of Massachusetts manufacturing companies, counselors, and industry specialists who work with our partners to solve their workforce challenges.

Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE)

Association of the NorthEast (EANE), was founded by and for employers to assist members in the critical task of managing human resources productively, cost effectively, compliantly and ethically. They assist their members in improving their personnel policies and practices, and by assisting with management development via consultation and training.

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development is the umbrella organization that allows employees and companies to research state programs and state data relative to employment. In addition to employee development programs, the site provides monthly estimates of employment, hours, and earnings by industry; employment and unemployment rates; labor force statistics; employment and wages; state occupational wage statistics.

Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers

Massachusetts One Stop Career Centers serve as a vital link, connecting workers and employers to bring about economic opportunity. Career Centers are helping put Massachusetts’ citizens back on the payroll, one person and one job at a time.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers are located throughout the state and provides free one-on-one management and technical assistance counseling and low-cost training programs to small business entrepreneurs. The Center also assists local groups and communities in developing programs for small business creation, expansion, and retention.

State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA)

SOMWBA’s mission is to foster and support the development and growth of minority and women business enterprises.

Workforce Training Fund

The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund enacted into law in July 1998 and financed entirely by Massachusetts employers. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees.