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On Saturday, April 9th, Community Works graduated its 2022 class of trainees. Several graduates have already taken positions in the building trades, and most have pending applications with union apprenticeship programs. We’re extremely proud of the work our trainees have put into the program, and look forward to their new careers in the building trades! Community Works is a state-...
Recently, Commonwealth Corporation awarded PWE with an initial planning grant award to design services to assist low-proficiency English-speaking adults seeking culinary employment.  The project involves culinary employment at five locations in the state: UMass Amherst, Westfield State University, Smith College, Springfield Public Schools K-12, and Lawrence Public Schools K-12....
Since May, there have been more than 10,800 visits to the furlough section of our site. This fall, the site has three subsections: one for employees on extended furlough one for employees on two-week fall furlough, and one for employees on reduced hours The site includes: webinar recordings how-to guides translations into 16 languages (thank...
Joe Connolly, PWE Director, is chairing a special joint UMass/PSU/USA Committee to address: bringing WorkShare to campus, retraining options for campus staff, and addressing other cost saving options. Committee members include Mary Malinowski and Casey Krone from USA; Brian Harrington, Monica Kane, Rachel Rosenfeld, and Lawrence Snyder from UMass Management; and Risa Silverman and Kathy...
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