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Regional Labor Market

 

Area Served

    • 43 communities; one of sixteen workforce investment boards in Massachusetts (Regional Map)

Geographic Area

  • Between Routes 128/ I 495

Industry

  • “Technology Heartland”—largest concentration of high-tech and innovation companies in Massachusetts
  • 17% of all jobs in Massachusetts

Employment

  • Employs 30% of all technology workers in MA—largest number of technology intensive jobs in MA
  • 2nd highest number of health care jobs in MA

K12 Education

  • Largest number (1/6) of all K12 students
  • 66% of all METCO students
  • More than 70% of students in 88% of region's communities score Advanced or Proficient in Math MCAS, Grade 10

Education Level

  • 54% of residents have Bachelor's degrees or higher

 

 

Additional labor market information:

 

Employment Trends and Wages

 

For advice in interpreting the data and constructing reports contact:

 

Sylvia L. Beville, Executive Director

Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, Inc.

508-281-6910

sbeville@pswinc.org