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About 2018-09-25T16:59:57+00:00

The North Shore Workforce Board’s Mission

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The North Shore Workforce Board (NSWB) is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Salem on behalf of the nineteen communities that make up the North Shore region.

The board serves as the oversight and policy-making body for federally funded employment and training services in the region. The board also has the broader role of addressing critical labor market issues and developing strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based, and labor organizations.

The North Shore Workforce Board (NSWB) is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Salem on behalf of the nineteen communities that make up the North Shore region.

The board serves as the oversight and policy-making body for federally funded employment and training services in the region. The board also has the broader role of addressing critical labor market issues and developing strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based, and labor organizations.

The board charters and oversees a one-stop career center, North Shore Career Center, located in Salem, with a satellite offices throughout the North Shore.

The NSWB is comprised of over 40 local business, industry, labor, education and training leaders that have statutory authority to fund and promote workforce development initiatives throughout our 19 city and town region, which includes:

  • Beverly
  • Danvers
  • Essex
  • Gloucester
  • Hamilton
  • Ipswich
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Machester-by-the-sea
  • Marblehad

The board charters and oversees a one-stop career center, North Shore Career Center, located in Salem, with a satellite offices throughout the North Shore.

The NSWB is comprised of over 40 local business, industry, labor, education and training leaders that have statutory authority to fund and promote workforce development initiatives throughout our 19 city and town region, which includes:

  • Beverly
  • Danvers
  • Essex
  • Gloucester
  • Hamilton
  • Ipswich
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Machester-by-the-sea
  • Marblehad

Quick Facts

  • Primary Functions: labor market research, partnership development within critical industries to solve workforce problems, over see the One-Stop Career Center System.
  • We have two customers: companies (demand side) and job seekers (supply side).
  • Salem is our host city.
  • The WB is 65% federal funded and 35% state funded with an annual budget between $6 million and $8 million.
  • The WB must be at least 51% employers, the remainder are community leaders with interest in workforce issues.
  • You do not have to be unemployed to use WB services.
  • If a job seeker needs training to become re-employed, the WB may pick up some or all of the costs.
  • If a company needs trained workers, the WB can help find these workers or find the money to train existing workers.