WIOA Partners Resources
The Future of Work on the North Shore

Future of Work on the North Shore Final Report
by NSWIB & North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

Northeast Regional Labor Market Blueprint

Northeast Regional Labor Market Blueprint
A Regional Planning Initiative of the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet

NSWIB Blueprint

Why read the Blueprint
by NSWIB Staff

North Shore Blueprint Brief
by NSWIB Staff

Labor Market Blueprint for 2015
by O. Steven Quimby, Economic Development Consultant

North Shore Economic Development Snapshot 2015
by Gary M. Barrett, Executive Director, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

Youth Labor Market Blueprint 2015
by NSWIB Staff

North Shore Labor Market Blueprint 2010
by O. Steven Quimby, Economic Development Consultant

North Shore Investment Snapshot 2010
by Bill Luster, Executive Director, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development

North Shore Labor Market Blueprint 2007
by O. Steven Quimby, Economic Development Consultant

North Shore Regional Labor Market: Blueprint Update 2002
by O. Steven Quimby, et al. University of Massachusetts Boston

Southern Essex Regional Labor Market: A Blueprint 2000
by Claudia Green, et al. University of Massachusetts Boston

NSWIB Publications

North Shore Labor Market 2018
by NSWIB Staff

NSWIB Life Sciences Report 2013
by Bruce Turner, Ph.D, et al. Consultant

NSWIB Youth Life Sciences Report 2013
by Susan Long, Ph.D, Consultant

Northeast Energy Sector Partnership Labor Market Blueprint 2012
by O. Steven Quimby, Economic Development Consultant

Non-Traditional Jobs 2012
by WIB Staff

NSWIB Green Economy Analysis 2009
by O. Steven Quimby, Economic Development Consultant

Workforce Review Fall/Winter 2006
by WIB Staff

Transportation Capacity Report 2003
by Cape Ann Transportation Operating Co., Inc.

NSWIB Announcements

The North Shore Career Centers are changing the way services are delivered by opening Access Points for Workforce Development. Read our announcement.

Nancy Huntington Stager appointed Chair of NSWIB and Congressman John Tierney thanked for his efforts advocating for workforce development at NSWIB board meeting.

6th Congressional District Congressman John Tierney files Workforce Investment Act of 2012. Read our newsletter and a summary of the legislation.

NSWIB In the News

Future of Work survey shows disconnect between jobs, young people, Salem News, 6-22-17

Our view ‘Why don’t you get a job’, Editorials Salem News, 6-12-17

Businesses asked to warm up to summer jobs, Daily Item, 3-15-17

Groups announce tech push for 2017, Salem News, 2-15-17

Our view Looking for skilled workers, Editorials Salem News, 12-29-16

Skilled laborers are in demand, Salem News, 12-26-16

Workforce Investment Board honored in Washington, Daily Item, 2-18-16

Students solving problems, Daily Item, 1-18-16

Job Outlook for 2015: Positive, North of Boston Business Magazine Winter 2015

Companies struggling to recruit, train skilled workers, Eagle Tribune, 7-31-15

Back to work, Eagle Tribune, 6-5-15

Local educators respond to Obama’s call for free community college, Salem News, 1-20-15

New administration can expect range of debate, Boston Globe, 1-4-15

Board Maps Area Labor Market Blueprint, Lynn Daily Item, 12-26-14

Labor force blueprint takes aim at education, job skills, Salem News, 12-25-14

On the upswing, 2008, Salem News, 12-9-14

Operation Bootstrap adult graduates celebrate earning GEDs, Daily Item, 6-23-14

Benefits bill battle hits home, Daily Item, 2-8-14

Lynn couple feeling pinch of unemployment, Daily Item, 1-14-14

Jobs Group: North Shore Market Improving, Lynn Daily Item, 1-8-2014

Eastern Bank honors Mary Sarris with 2013 Community Advocacy Award, Daily Item, 11-12-13

Single-mother families struggling in Mass., Boston Globe, 3-21-13

Lynn officials attend summit on teen jobs, Daily Item, 3-16-13

Letter WIB supports Tierney’s proposed workforce investment act, Salem News, 3-4-13

Fixing the Problem of Long-term Unemployment, Boston Business Journal, 4-6-12

Column Learning real-life job skills, Salem News, 8-17-12

Q&A Tough time to find summer jobs, Salem News, 4-21-10

Federal aid boosts services for jobless, Boston Globe, 2-18-10

Market underperforms, but not workforce board, Boston Globe, 11-16-08

Advocates renew call for investment in low-income families, Eagle Tribune, 4-2-08

What’s hot, what’s not in region’s job sectors, Boston Globe, 1-27-08

Groups promote tech-sector jobs, Boston Globe, 12-30-07

Companies enlisted for youth jobs project, Boston Globe, 6-7-07

NSWIB Online Learning Survey
NSWIB Annual Plan Summary
NSWIB Regional Plan
NSWIB Report to Legislatures
AMP it up! Documents and Lesson Plans

Amp It Up is a programs to introduce Advanced Manufacturing and STEM to middle and high school students, help them see how their course work is applied in these industries, increase their science and math interest and skills, perform better on MCAS and standardized testing, and potentially consider Advanced Manufacturing and STEM as a career option.

The North Shore WIB matched local area high school teachers with advanced manufacturers for day long externships to show the practical application of math and science in the work place. The teachers and schools will then develop classroom activities and curriculum relating to this experience. Teachers must also agree to attend two half day curriculum development sessions at Salem State University.

AMP It Up! Flyer Teachers 2018
Previously Participating AMP it up! Companies

Sample Lesson Plans Created Through AMP it up!

Beverly High School
2016 Applied Materials
2016 Cell Signaling Technologies

Catholic Charities
2016 General Electric

Danvers High School
2015 Medtronic 3
2017 GE
2017 Innovent
2017 Microline Surgical
2018 Microline Surgical

Ipswich High School
2017 Medtronic

Peabody Middle School
2013 Analogic 1
2013 Analogic 2

Peabody Learning Academy
2015 Medtronic 1

Peabody High School
2016 Medtronic 1
2016 Medtronic 2

Gloucester High School
2013 Applied Materials
2015 Medtronic 2
2015 CellSignaling

Manchester-Essex Regional High School
2013 Bomco

Lynn Classical High School
2018 General Electric 1
2018 General Electric 2

Lynn English High School
2015 Medtronic4
2015 Microline Surgical
2016 Microline Surgical 1
2016 Microline Surgical 2
2017 Microline Surgical 3
2018 Medtronic

Lynn Vocational Technical High school
2013 Axcelis (PowerPoint presentation)
2017 Bomco
2018 Medtronic

Salem High School
2013 General Electric 1
2013 General Electric 2
2013 General Electric 3
2013 General Electric 4
2015 ThriveBioscience

Extended Unemployment Coverage Summary Tables

Extended Unemployment Coverage Summary Tables

Age & Education Comparisons
Mature Worker Subset

Northeast Youth Summit March 19, 2009 Data
NSWIB Strategic Plan
NSWIB Data Analysis Academy Reports
NSWIB Surveys and Results
Labor Market Developments in the North Shore Area – Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, May 14, 2008

The Future of Work on the North Shore

This report is the culmination of a 18 month research initiative  between the NSWIB and North Shore Alliance for Economic Development. The Future of Work surveyed over 1,600 North Shore industries sector leaders and stakeholders as they look forward.

North Shore Labor Market Blueprint & Economic Development Snapshot

NSWIB_Blueprint_CoverNorth Shore WIB 2015 Cover The Blueprint and Economic Snapshot is the WIB’s seminal research project. These two documents provide an analysis of the North Shore labor market and economic conditions.
 The Youth Blueprint focuses on labor market information and career pathways specific to our emerging workforce.
2015 LMBP Brief

Our Labor Market Blueprint in short form



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