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Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment BoardOUR VISION
Employers and residents in the region have a
foundation from which they have the opportunity to
achieve sustained economic growth and prosperity.


Merrimack Valley WIB

The Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Lawrence on behalf of the fifteen communities that make up the 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.

MVWIB Unemployment Charts

MVWIB Unemployment Charts for July 2014


VWCC Assistant Career Center Director


Employment and Schooling
Activities of Youth in Lawrence
Prepared for the MVWIB by
Dr. Paul E. Harrington in June 2013

Click here to view the report

Upcoming Meetings

Planning Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
7:30AM - MVWIB Conference Room

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MVWIB News & Recent Events


Free Job Fair in Lawrence, MA

Thursday, September 25, 2014
12:00 - 3:00 pm
60 Island Street, Lawrence MA (near Route 495)

For more details go to: http://mvwib.org

Detailed Information will start to be posted on September 4th

Please Remember:

-Dress for Success
-Bring good resumes
-Be Prepared to Interview


Working Cities Grant Opens
New Era of Collaboration in Lawrence

Lawrence, Mass. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Recognizing a pioneering community-wide plan to engage Lawrence families in the Schools Turnaround,  the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has awarded $700,000 to the team of Lawrence CommunityWorks, the Lawrence Public Schools, and a coalition of public and private sector partners.

It was the highest award given to any of the 20 applicants in the Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge and will help launch the Lawrence Working Families Initiative, an unprecedented pairing of LPS and community partners to address the direct connection between families’ economic challenges and student success. Click here to read full article.