MassHire Hampden County awarded $4M to find more than 1,000 youth jobs

The Healey-Driscoll Administration is awarding $34.4 million in state funding grants to support the hiring of 7,655 youth in summer and year-round employment. Of that total, MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board, Inc. was awarded $4,000,240 to hire 1,023 youth. The YouthWorks program provides teens and young adults with hands-on work experience and soft-skill development in regions across the Commonwealth. The funds will help pay for short-term, work placements throughout the year at public, private, and nonprofit places for people ages 14 to 25 years old

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