Employer Services


Are you an employer looking for trained workers? Here are some programs providing occupation/industry specific training in the Metro North region:


There are various options available to you as an employer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help you train and retain employees.

Workforce Training Fund

The Workforce Training Fund Program helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees.

On-the-Job Training

The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program assists employers with the cost of hiring and training a new employee. It is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and administered through the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts.


Apprenticeships are work-based training that are designed to your company’s specific needs. It’s a cost-effective way to grow your team with fewer skill gaps and lower overall training and recruitment costs.


The following resources are available to help employers to avoid layoffs and encourage growth:

Mass BizWorks

Mass BizWorks can help your company grow and save money by connecting you to many money-saving services offered by the state, free for all businesses. Mass BizWorks helps to improve a variety of services for businesses using both state and federal resources. Over the years, thousands of companies have used these services for their benefit.

Rapid Response

Rapid Response is a federally mandated, pre-layoff service designed for companies and employees experiencing a layoff or closing. The team provides layoff aversion and early intervention services to companies and their employees for free. This results in a smooth transition for all affected employees.

WorkShare Program

WorkShare is a program that offers a smart alternative to layoffs. Employees work reduced hours while collecting unemployment benefits to supplement their lower wages.


These are some additional resources to help you find what you need or answer your questions.

The state and federal government offer a variety of tax credits and incentives to help you thrive and grow.