Last week, Secretary Joanne F. Goldstein visited Worcester’s Workforce Central Career Center where she met with jobseekers and career center and Workforce Investment Board staff, sat in on a GED preparation class and learned about the recent STEM initiatives in Central Massachusetts.
Workforce Central helps Central Mass jobseekers get back to work by offering extensive job search assistance, career counseling, coaching on job search skills and workshops on a variety of job search strategies.
During her visit, Secretary Goldstein recognized the hard working Worcester staff of the Department of Unemployment Assistance and the Department of Industrial Accidents.
The Secretary’s visit came on the heels of Worcester being ranked third for job growth in a recent Business Journal quarterly analysis of 100 metropolitan job market data. Worcester’s job growth has been an impressive 4.3 percent over the past twelve months. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced earlier this month that Massachusetts added 12,700 jobs in the month of July and the unemployment rate remains well below the national average at 7.6 percent.