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Jobs Creation Commission Coming to Framingham

April 9, 2012

As co-chair of the Jobs Creation Commission, Senator Karen Spilka is hosting a public hearing in Framingham as part of a regional hearings tour the Commission launched in October. In addition to their monthly meetings in Boston, the Commission has conducted regional hearings across the Commonwealth to solicit public testimony from local businesses, hiring agencies, and workers to learn more about the key factors necessary to increase job creation.

Hearings have already taken place in Holyoke, Worcester, Lynn, Plymouth, Lowell, and New Bedford and have provided Commissioners with a perspective on what residents identify as the successful tools and services to spur job creation as well as the barriers people in the area are facing when trying to find a job. The next hearing is scheduled for Friday, April 13th at the Framingham Public Library.

These sessions are intended to provide commissioners with a complete overview of the challenges and opportunities individuals face when looking for work and those that local businesses face when looking to hire. Discussions focus on the methods, ideas, and opportunities available to help spur job creation and ensure continued economic growth across the Commonwealth. The intent is to use this information to examine the effectiveness of the state’s existing policies as well as identify what additional work can be done to propel economic growth, create jobs and help Massachusetts maintain its competitive edge.

The hearings consist of three panels:

  • Individuals actively looking for work and officials from local organizations that represent workers to discuss successful services to utilize while searching for work as well as the barriers keeping them from being employed;
  • Local business owners to discuss the costs of doing business associated with the region, and the circumstances under which they look to hire additional employees; and
  • Human resource professionals to discuss what skills they look for in an employee, what services they use for employee training, and what they do when the available applicants do not meet all the criteria they look for.

The public is invited to attend and following the panels, there will be an opportunity for public testimony.


Jobs Creation Commission – Framingham Regional Hearing
Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington Street, Framingham
Friday, April 13th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Click here for directions to the Framingham Public Library.


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