The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1.
ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local grants and workforce development programs, strong ties to the local community, and expansive network of partnerships.
“We are thrilled with the selection of ABCD as our next One-Stop Career Center operator,” said MNWB President and CEO, Chris Albrizio-Lee. “We look forward to working closely with ABCD to maximize the impact of MassHire for the benefit of Metro North’s residents and businesses.”
“Our partnership with the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board is an important and meaningful extension of the ways that ABCD helps people in need achieve stability and reach their potential,” said ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew. “We look forward to contributing our experience in managing large-scale operations to the invaluable resources that MNWB provides.”
The current MNCC operator, The WorkPlace, will continue overseeing career center operations through June 30.
“I want to thank The WorkPlace for everything they have done for our region’s job seekers and businesses as our career center operator these past few years,” said Mr. Albrizio-Lee. “Especially so for the work done these past few months responding to the COVID19 crisis, an unprecedented situation that required transitioning career center operations to fully remote, which was not an easy task.”
MNCC physical locations remain closed due to the COVID19 crisis, but MNCC continues to offer career center services to job seekers and businesses remotely, until such time it is safe to re-open the centers. Please contact MNCC if you are a job seeker or business in need of services.