To combat multi-generational poverty, the Metro North Workforce Board is engaged in the Employment Retention Project in partnership with several workforce regions in Massachusetts: Metro North, North Shore, Greater Lowell, and Hampden County. Many working poor individuals aspire to better jobs, but do not know how to access them. The Employment Retention Project is aimed at ending the cycle of dead-end jobs. The program’s goal is to enable chronically low-income clients to be continuously employed for two years and advance in their careers.
The Employment Retention Project provides comprehensive long-term career coaching for two years after clients are placed into employment. The new employees work closely with a Retention Specialist to help them navigate the challenges a new job can bring to one’s life and to obtain needed support to ensure the new employee retains their job so it can develop into a career.
The Employment Retention Project is generously funded by Susan Schiro and Peter Manus and the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
For more information, please contact retention@MassHireMetroNorth.org.