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Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment BoardOUR VISION
Employers and others in the region have a
forum in which to study and design policies
for increased employment and economic growth.



Due to the emergency situation in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, the Governor has directed that state offices in those communities should be closed Friday, September 14, 2018



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 2018

Upcoming Meetings


Planning/Career Center Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 8:00am
MVWIB Conference Room
Click here to download the agenda

MVWIB Annual Meeting
& NEW Brand Launch
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time & Location TBD


Merrimack Valley Local Plan Package

Please submit comments or questions to: PolicyQA@Massmail.State.MA.US. Please place “MA Local 4-Year Plan” in the subject line.


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MVWIB News & Recent Events

Due to unforeseen circumstances, submission of bids for Consultancy Services for Regional Blueprint Implementation is extended from Friday September 14, 2018 to Tuesday September 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

MVWIB Northeast Regional Planning Services - Consultant Services Invitation
for Bid Question Responses


Monitoring & Senior Program Manager
Job Posting



Northeast Labor Market Blueprint

The Northeast Regional Labor Market Blueprint is the result of a region wide planning effort led by the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Greater Lowell Workforce Boards in partnership with workforce, economic development and education and business leaders. The Blueprint outlines priority and critical industries and occupations and strategies to support them. It will be a focal point for resource allocations and programs that will strengthen the Northeast economy now and into the future. Click here to read the final report.


Learn, Train, Work, Succeed
Free CDL Training!

Environmental Technical Training Program

Earn your CDL-B Driving License in as little as 6 weeks. Free training program includes OSHA 40, OSHA 10, Hoisting 2A or IC, DOT Medical Card, Tanker, Air Brakes, General Knowledge and HAZMAT Endorsement. Job search assistance and resume writing / interview skills. Prepare yourself for well-paying jobs by learning more about this robust training program.

How: Sign Up for an Information Session to learn more about this FREE 5 week CDL Training!

Where: MVWIB Office, 255 Essex Street,
Lawrence, MA 4th floor

When: First cycle will begin in Spring 2018!

Call/Text/email: Matthias Bohler at 978.835.1493 or mbohler@mvwib.org to sign up for an information session.


The Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee has created a DRAFT Executive Summary of the 2018-2023 Merrimack Valley CEDS Plan. Please access a copy of the draft here.

The MVPC and the CEDS committee are seeking comments on the strategies that have been created. Please send any feedback to Angela Cleveland at acleveland@mvpc.org. All comments need to be submitted by Thursday, June 14th at 5pm.


From left to right: Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development; Lane Glenn, NECC President; Maureen Lynch, Whittier Reg. Voc. High School Superintendent; Charlie Baker, Governonr of Massachusetts.

All current or former members of the MVWIB but Governor Baker, who is our leader. The photograph was taken at the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Manufacturing Suite Opening at Whittier Regional Vocational High School.



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