Future of Work on the North Shore

Preliminary Findings – June 22, 2017

­The North Shore Workforce Investment Board and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development presented preliminary data resulting from approximately 1700 opinion survey responses on June 22, 2017.  Please be on the look out for more analysis and data that will be released soon.

Please find a copy of the Power Point presentation given here: FOW June 22, 2017 Final Presentation 

What is the Future of Work?

The North Shore Workforce Investment Board and the North Shore Alliance for Economic Development partnered to conduct an 18 month research and planning initiative entitled The Future of Work on the North Shore.

The WIB and the Alliance are responsible for providing economic development and workforce services to all North Shore companies and residents. Both organizations recognize the pace of social and economic change that has occurred and will continue to occur into the future. Together they are committed to understanding the vision, goals, barriers, and challenges that various community members are experiencing, or anticipate experiencing, and to developing solutions that result in continued growth and prosperity in the region.

The Future of Work sought out the opinions, ideas, and priorities of various North Shore industry sector leaders and stakeholders, and engaged them in the development of a plan through which the WIB will invest its workforce resources efficiently and expediently.

Who took the Survey?

Included the conversation were elected officials, business leaders, students of all ages, parents, educators from K-12 through graduate school and adult education, economic development specialists, veterans and social service professionals. Opportunities to participate consisted of organized meetings, attendance at existing meetings, and an on-line survey tool that was open throughout the entire 18 month process.

Participants in this process discussed existing and future opportunities and challenges to work, as well as ideas on how best to address the current and anticipated needs of workers and companies.

The WIB and the North Shore Alliance will release a draft multi-year roadmap for comment and eventual publication and action. This roadmap will ensure wise use of resources and a strategic approach to meeting the realities of the Future of Work.

All on the North Shore were encouraged to participate.

A Scholarship was made Available!

All students, parents, veterans and job seekers could choose to be entered into a raffle for a $300 scholarship redeemable at various North Shore colleges or training programs upon completion of this survey.

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The Future of Work is a partnership supported by the following organizations:
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Ed O’Sullivan
Director of Programs and Operations
70 Washington St., Suite 314
Salem, MA 01970